Mushroom & Nature Walk
at Erickson Fields Preserve
Maine Coast Heritage Trust steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen will lead a guided hunt for the natural treasures of the forest and fields at MCHT’s Erickson Fields Preserve (164 West St) from 8 AM to 10 AM.
The walk will focus on non-edible mushrooms, but Kirk will also share his knowledge of birds, tracking, and the animal and plant life of Erickson Fields. “It will be awesome, ” promises Kirk. “It could be epic!”
The natural history of mushrooms and their role in the ecosystems will be the focus of this day’s outing, but every species is different.
“You can never tell what’s going to come up on a fungus walk,” says Kirk. “Having a group look for, find, and really discover the world of fungus is a unique setting for a walk – and there can be discoveries at every turn!”
This walk is suitable for all ages. Adults will learn just as much as kids!
Space is limited to 12 people. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and all attendees must wear sturdy shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, and facemasks.
Registration is required and available online at aldermere.org/mushroom.
This event takes place at Erickson Fields, Rockport
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