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SLA To Host Program on Foraging for Fall Fungi

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

SLA To Host Program on Foraging for Fall Fungi

In Autumn, when cool rains soak the soils and wash away recently fallen leaves, we may notice some hues among the soft understory that weren’t there before. These squishy, and sometimes slimy, figures poking out of the leaves have many names, shapes, colors, sizes, and…flavors! Join Lakes Region Conservation Corps member, Moses, on Friday September 11th, from 9:00am-1:00pm, for an introduction to the wonders of fall fungi. As you explore the fungi of Belknap Woods you’ll learn how to identify some of the different characteristics that help classify certain fungal families, as well as the ones that are safest to forage.

If you wish to take home any fungi that we find, please bring a mesh type bag or basket to hold the mushrooms. Emphasis on any vessel that has holes in it. Holes are the utmost important part because as you move casually through the woods harvesting fungi from the earth you are also spreading their spores. This allows for the distribution of the species to proliferate through the forest. As always, bring plenty of water, snacks, hand sanitizer, and adequate clothing for the weather that day. Please also bring a facemask to be worn while around larger groups of people, such as at the trailhead.

Registration for this program is required. Please register by visiting our website www.squamlakes.org or calling (603) 968-7336. All ages are welcome. Program leaders will email registrants a day or two before the program with details regarding location and safety protocol.

Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association’s mission.


September 11
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Squam Lakes Association
534 US Rte 3
Holderness,, NH 03245 United States
603 968-7336