Women in the Woods Fun Fungi Foray

September 28, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Merrimack River Outdoor Education & Conservation Center
54 Portsmouth Street
0 - $10
UNH Extension

Are you fascinated by mushrooms but have no idea how to get started with identifying what kinds they are?

New Hampshire Women in the Woods will hold a Fun Fungi Foray at the Merrimack River Outdoor Education & Conservation Area in Concord, NH on September 28th from 1 to 4 pm.

Join mushroom enthusiast and Forest Society staffer Carrie Deegan for a fun beginner mushroom foray at the Merrimack River Outdoor Education & Conservation Area in Concord.  The program will start inside with some basics about mushroom biology, collection and identification tips, and then head out for a walk on the Merrimack River floodplain, collecting as we go. Finally, we’ll bring all our finds back to the Conservation Center and try to identify and sort them by family.

This program is limited to 25 participants.  In order to ensure this program is accessible for all, there are three registration fee options – $0, $5, or $10. Please pay what you can.

Register for this program at  Women in the Woods: Fun Fungi Foray | Extension (unh.edu)

Participants should bring a basket and a pocket knife if you have one (no worries if not), and a water bottle.

Women in the Woods is a collaboration between UNH Cooperative Extension, NH Timberland Owners Association, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and other partners aimed at connecting women landowners and land managers with the resources, skills, and community they need to make informed stewardship decisions that promote healthy forest resources.   For more information about Women in the Woods, visit: extension.unh.edu/womeninthewoods.

Funding for this program provided by a Landscape Scale Restoration Grant, U.S. Forest Service.