Nature Workshop - The Mysterious World of Fungi with the Pioneer Valley Mycological Society

Location: Frank Stanley Beveridge Wildlife Sanctuary

Fungi are all around you, but often you do not even realize it. They play many important ecological roles, including decay of organic material and nutrient recycling and exchange. Come and learn about different groups of fungi and the fundamentals of identifying them by their fruiting bodies, the mushrooms. Part of the fun of looking for wild mushrooms is that you never know what may be popping up! We will walk along some of the park's trails to see what we can discover.

In a collaborative effort between Stanley Park and the Greater Westfield Community, eight free Nature Workshops will be conducted in the 229-acre Wildlife Sanctuary* at Stanley Park this season.  We hope you take advantage of these opportunities to enjoy nature’s beauty.

The walks and workshops will meet at the main entrance sign to the Frank Stanley Beveridge Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary* located across from the recreation field unless otherwise noted.  Walks will cancel if there is heavy rain, unless otherwise noted. Wear hiking attire, sturdy boots/shoes, bring water, your field guides, binoculars and camera if you wish.

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