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Jan
23
Sun
Mushroom Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy some fungi fun with local expert, George Riner. Fungi are masters of opportunity. Even after a fire, the spores are in the air and find an environment where the local fungal species – i.e. competition – have been greatly reduced. These may show themselves in ways you may not imagine.

Be prepared for two miles of leisurely walking and chatting over moderate and possibly muddy terrain. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for minors. Meet outside the Visitor Center ten minutes prior to the event start time. Please wear appropriate clothing and bring a reusable drink container so your little ones can enjoy hot cocoa after the walk. Heavy rains cancel; parking fees apply.

Feb
20
Sun
Mushroom Observing Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about the fascinating world of fungi and how to identify fungi with local expert George Riner. We will utilize the iNaturalist app along with clues such as location, color, ecosystem, spore-producing surface, and other visuals to learn to identify specimens. Download the iNaturalist app to your mobile phone and make an observation the night before. Make sure to arrive with a full battery on your phone or you’ll miss out on the fun(gi).
Tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for Sugarloaf members, docents, students, seniors, and minors. Be prepared for two miles of leisurely walking and chatting over moderate and possibly muddy terrain. Meet outside the Visitor Center ten minutes prior to the event start time. Please wear appropriate clothing, bring a full battery on your phone, a small handheld mirror, something to kneel or sit on, a mushroom-identifying guide (if you have one), and a reusable drink container so your little ones can enjoy hot cocoa after the walk. Heavy rains cancel; parking fees apply. Be prepared to follow County Health guidelines such as physical distancing or mask wearing.