CAMDEN — Coastal Mountains Nature Program presents Mushrooms and Other Fungi, Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the St. Clair Preserve (Knights Pond) in Northport.
On this walk, David Porter, emeritus professor of mycology at the University of Georgia, will share his broad and in-depth knowledge of mushrooms.
During the first hour, participants will spread out to collect mushrooms along the many and varied trails in and around the St. Clair Preserve and adjacent Point Lookout (trail maps will be provided).
During the second hour, the group will meet in the parking lot to identify the mushrooms and talk about their biology and ecology.
To get to the Preserve take Route 1 to Northport, turn west on Beech
Hill Road for 2.3 miles and turn left on Knights Pond Road for 1.8 miles to the end, parking along the road.
The Coastal Mountains Nature Program is co-hosted by Coastal Mountains Land Trust and the Town of Camden Conservation Commission. This 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 the outdoors.
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 more than 12,000 acres to date, offering 45 miles of trails for public access.