june, 2021

Mushroom Walk

19jun10:00 am11:30 amMushroom Walk

Event Details

Grab a notebook and join us on a mycologically focused ecological tour in Ridgefield to better recognize some of the most common and even bewildering phenomena in town. Guided by field mycologist Zaac Chaves, we will be developing basic tools to better recognize several fungal species, some not so common, right in our town. You’ll get a deliberate view of delicate local processes unfolding in town. This might include fungal forensics and the stories a mushroom might tell us about places and things that once happened there.

Zaac Chaves works on species surveys for several sites and sometimes with organizations including Harvard University, the New York Botanical Gardens, and the National Parks Service. We have found several new species at many sites and are also helping recognize others which are rare and disappearing. He also serves as the chief editor of the Boston Mycological Club Bulletin, established in 1897.

1 Session is $29 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $23)

Outdoors at a park in Ridgefield.

Directions to be sent prior to class.


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:30 am