Mushroom Foray

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Sunday, August 20
2:00 – 4:30 at BEEC
$15  /  $10 BEEC members
Space is limited.

This wet summer has led to a proliferation of fungi! Justin Garner will be our guide as we explore the woods in quest of mushrooms. We hope to find, among the weird and wonderful variety, such edibles as lobster mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, hen of the woods (maitake), black trumpets, and hedgehog mushrooms. Justin has a long-standing interest in these often neglected and misunderstood life forms, and has pursued education in botany, plant chemistry, and for good measure human physiology and biochemistry, and is thus prepared to teach about the nourishing, medicinal, and toxic properties of our diverse fungi.

Bring a bag or basket for collecting mushrooms and a mushroom knife or small pocketknife. Be prepared for off-trail hiking in wooded terrain.

Eclipse Partysolar eclipse

Monday, August 21
1:30 – 4:00 at BEEC
Free, donations welcome

If you are among those who will not be traveling to witness the spectacle of the total solar eclipse, join us on Heifer Hill, Monday, August 21. Heavens permitting, we will witness a 70% solar eclipse. We will have some eclipse viewing glasses available. The countdown begins at 1:30, with the maximum eclipse at 2:43. The sun will be fully revealed again at 4. Stroll up the hill for any or all.