Wild Mushrooms in Maine
Time & Location
About The Event
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the mushroom walk on July 31, we've added a second event! With summer rains come a rich and diverse flush of wild mushrooms in our forests and fields. Mushrooms have grabbed the imagination and interest of all as we seek a closer relationship with nature and a better understanding of the ecology of our forests. Join a Maine mushroom expert for an exploration of fungal ecology, edibility, toxicity and, above all, the wonder of mushrooms. Come prepared for a good walk in the woods, with an open mind and your curiosity. Feel free to bring in a couple of mushrooms to identify or to show off.
We will be exploring the Dolley property, a 7 Lakes Alliance conserved area across the street from the Round Top Trail parking lot. Please park at the Round Top Trailhead. Google maps correctly shows the location on the corner of Watson Pond Road and Wildflower Estates. Google's directions will get you most of the way there, but they mistakenly say the entrance to the parking lot is on Wildflower Estates. It is actually right on Watson Pond Road immediately north of the Wildflower Estates intersection. We will meet in the Round Top parking lot for an introduction, and then walk across Watson Pond Road to the Dolley property.
This event is free. To help keep these events accessible to all, we encourage a donation of $10 (or more!).
Greg Marley has been collecting, studying, eating, growing and teaching mushrooms for over 45 years. He is the
author of Mushrooms for Health: Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi and Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita
Nightmares: The Love Lore and Mystic of Mushrooms and consults on mushroom ID for Poison Centers.