GROUND-DWELLING ORGANISMS — Young explorers investigate ground-dwelling organisms while exploring Rogers Center. Learn how to find wild fungi specimens in their native habitats during “Mushroom Musings” on Saturday, Oct. 14. (Photo courtesy Friends of Rogers)

Friends of Rogers to host ‘Mushroom Musings’

Published Oct 8, 2017 at 9:00am

SHERBURNE — Join Friends of Rogers and the Mid-York Mycological Society at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 for fun with fungi.

Conditions permitting, participants will walk along the trails of Rogers Center to find wild specimens in their native habitats. The morning may also include a presentation on mushroom identification and their role in agriculture, industry, medicine, and nature. Dress for the weather and bring any recently-collected mushrooms for identification. 

“We are very excited to host the Mid-York Mycological Society again this fall,” said Sarah Freedman, environmental educator.

“They will provide unique insight and guidance for budding mycologists seeking to learn more about the fascinating world of spores, molds, and fungus.”

According to the North American Mycological Society, there are over 80 affiliated clubs in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

These groups are committed and dedicated to the promotion of scientific and educational activities related to fungi. These societies encourage sustainable use of mushrooms as a resource and endorse responsible mushroom collecting that does not harm fungi or habitats.

Advance registration is highly encouraged at $2 for members or $3 for not-yet-members; call 607-674-4733 or email env.educator@FriendsofRogers.org to register.

Rogers Center is operated by Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers educational programs for all ages.

Seasonal hours are from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from 11 am to 3 p.m. on Sunday.