Wed, April 3rd, at Mills Community House, Benzonia, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Our presenter and Naturalist, Linda Scribner, is a Certified Wild Mushroom expert, licensed to commercially harvest and sell wild mushrooms in Michigan. Linda brings dried fungi specimens, sharing mushroom biology and the key features to look for when identifying different species. Linda will teach us about the basic biology of mushrooms and help us identify edible and non-edible wild mushrooms of Michigan’s forests.
Whether you are interested in mushrooms for the table, or want to identify something you saw in the woods, please join us to learn more about the fascinating, but often misunderstood, world of fungi! Discussion will also include the ecological importance of such mushrooms in the forest.
Emphasis on invasive species removal techniques with and without the use of chemicals by Liana May, from Borealis Consulting, and Katie Grzesiak, NW Michigan Invasive Species Network Coordinator. Benzie CD staff will provide recommendations on the replacement native plants from our Spring Seedling catalog!
This event is free and open to the public; no registration required.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Feb, 5th for this interesting discussion about "American Chestnuts Today" by Dr. Carmen Medina Mora.
The evening presentation will run from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, and is held at the Grand Traverse Conservation District, 1450 Cass Road, Traverse City.
Join Dr. Medina Mora, from Michigan State University’s Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, as we discuss the return of the American Chestnut.
Contact Kama Ross, District Forester, at the Leelanau Conservation District, 231-256-9783, for more information.