Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mushroom Walk Brings Delight

Thanks to Philip Poniz (right) for co-leading our Sunday mushroom walk at Herrontown Woods last week. Peter Ihnat (left) and others also shared their knowledge. The aim was to learn about, rather than harvest, the fungi of the forest. Though the dry (and beautiful) weather limited how many mushrooms showed up for the walk, we visited the cliff, the Veblen cottage, and the "swimming pool", encountering mushrooms along the way, including an impressive, vase-shaped foot-tall "polypore", before heading to the Veblen House grounds for refreshments. Thanks to all who shared their interest and knowledge.