Friday, September 16, 2011


Here are your chances to learn what you need to know about mushrooms in the wild (and you need to know):

1. Saturday, September 17, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. at the Norman Bird Sanctuary (Beach Road, Middletown, RI). Joe Metzen, of the Audubon's staff, will lead a workshop.  $12

2. Saturday, September 17, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. at the Kimball Wildlife Refuge (Charlestown, RI). It's their annual wild mushroom walk.  $10

3. Saturday, September 24, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Parker Woodand Wildlife Refuge (Coventry, RI). This workshop is also led by Joe Metzen who teaches participants how to identify local mushrooms. It includes a mushroom lunch.  $30

4. Sunday, September 25, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (Mystic, Ct). This is the 10th annual wild mushroom festival. This is an eating event with music, wine, etc.  $15

5. Saturday, October 8, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. at Powder Mills Ledges Wildlife Refuge (Smithfield, RI). Audubon naturalists will lead the mushroom tour. Call to register (401-949-5454).  $25

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