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10/5/19 GMCG Wild Mushroom Identifying Walk with Stephanie Doyle

A wild mushroom is sprouting on the Blue Heron Trail. What could it be? Come find out October 5th!

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the public is invited to join mushroom enthusiast Stephanie Doyle of the New Hampshire Mushroom Company to walk along the Blue Heron Trail and learn skills to identify wild mushrooms. Stephanie will teach which mushrooms are edible, poisonous and common in New Hampshire.

The Blue Heron Trail is located at 236 Huntress Bridge Rd. in Effingham, NH and is a riparian habitat, boasting a rich biodiversity of fungi to be discovered. Stephanie will explain the basics of fungi identification, which involve understanding macroscopic structure, or shapes and features.

A colorful sampling of fungi species discovered at last year’s mushroom walk with Doyle at GMCG.

Along the walk expect to learn the rules of mycophagy. See with your own eyes the presence of juices upon breaking a mushroom, bruising reactions, and experience odors, tastes, shades of color, habitat, and season that give clues to identification. Want to learn more about what mycophagy is?? Come find out!

Following the workshop, there will also be an opportunity to learn about Green Mountain Conservation Group, meet the staff, and explore the property along the Ossipee River.

All ages and abilities welcome. Meet at 236 Huntress Bridge Road, Effingham, NH 03882. Suggested donation is $5 per person. For more information, please call GMCG at (603) 539-1859 or email


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