Edible and poisonous mushrooms of the St. Clair Preserve, Northport
The Coastal Mountains Nature Program walk this month takes place on Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at the St. Clair Preserve (Knight Pond) in Northport.
Nicholas Repenning, Maine Mycological Association member and mushroom enthusiast, will lead this mushroom foray at one of the prettiest preserves in the Midcoast. The area is especially good for mushrooms, even in dry years, because of the moisture exuding from the hillside between Point Lookout and Knight Pond.
Directions: To get to the St. Clair Preserve take Route 1 to Northport, turn west on Beech Hill Road for 2.3 miles, and turn left on Knight Pond Road for 1.8 miles to the end of the road.
The Coastal Mountains Nature Program is co-hosted by Coastal Mountains Land Trust and the Town of Camden Conservation Commission. The program hosts walks and talks exploring the natural history of Midcoast Maine to educate the public about environment issues and increase opportunities for residents to explore this region.
Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay. The Land Trust has protected over 10,000 acres to date, offering 45 miles of trails for public access.