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October 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Canceled: Wild Mushroom Foraging

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This program is sold out as of September 22 and has been canceled as of September 28.

This program takes place in-person on Saturday, October 2 (Rain Date: Saturday, October 9).

You never know what species of magnificent mushrooms might be growing in your own back yard. Join Jim Barg, former president of the New Jersey Mycological Association, in search of seasonally available wild mushrooms in Mt. Cuba Center’s natural areas. Learn the identifying characteristics of native fungi and the important roles they play in an ecosystem. Dress for the outdoors, bring a water bottle and snack, and wear sturdy shoes for hiking on moderate slopes. Class size is limited.


About the Instructor:

Jim Barg is a wild food and mushroom forager for several restaurants in the New Jersey/Pennsylvania area. He is a past President of the New Jersey Mycological Association and is a consultant to the New Jersey Poison Control Center, acting as one of several mushroom identifiers who are contacted for cases of suspected mushroom poisonings.

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