Keene

Mushroom foraging program offered

The Horatio Colony Nature Preserve will host a Mushroom Foraging program on Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to noon.

Did you know that our local forest contains several species of edible fungi? David Wichland, a mycologist and Keene resident, will lead a mushroom hunt through the preserve, and point out unique mushroom species along the way.  The group will identify and gather mushrooms and learning about their many health and ecological benefits.

For more information, call Horatio Colony Nature Preserve Project Manager Paul Bocko at 413-588-1668.

The Horatio Colony Nature Preserve is a 645-acre parcel of woodlands and wetlands in Keene and Swanzey owned by the Colony Memorial Trust. It provides the community with more than 5 miles of hiking trails, a historic cabin and foundations, place-based education initiatives, ongoing research activities, and a public program series. The Preserve is managed by Antioch University New England.

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