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Mysterious Mushrooms

Saturday, September 8, 2018
10:00am – 11:30am

eastern, CT

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History at UConn will hold a mushroom gathering and identification activity in eastern, CT on Saturday, September 8, 10 am to 11:30 am. Connie Borodenko, from the Connecticut Valley Mycological Society, will lead the program.

Discover the startling, colorful, sometimes delicious, and sometimes deadly, world of mushrooms and fungi with mycologist Connie Borodenko. Mushrooms are fungi usually found growing on soil or decaying matter. The mushroom is the fruiting body of mycelium, which is usually hidden underground or throughout the host that it is growing on. Participants will seek out edible mushrooms such as the sweet Chanterelles, spicy trumpets, slippery honeys and, Hen of the Woods. Identifying dangerous and nonedible mushrooms such as the deadly Destroying Angel and Death Cap will also be explored.

Bring a basket and paper bags for gathering these denizens of the shadows during the first part of the program. Then learn about the fascinating world of fungi, collection techniques, and important safety considerations as we discuss the findings with our mushroom expert. This hike may be challenging for some and will include hilly areas.

The program fee is $20 and advance registration is required. This program is for adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For registration information visit http:/// or call 860-486-4460.

Presented by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the UConn Office of Public Engagement.


Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (primary), Office of Public Engagement, UConn Master Calendar

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