Time: Thu, Jul 22, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Your home
Bewildering Bolete Mushrooms: So many, and challenging to learn
The boletes are medium to large mushrooms with a sponge-like layer of tubes beneath the cap. They are very common forest mushrooms and grow frequently in our yards and parks near trees. The group includes some very desirable edibles and a few toxic species that cause problems most years in Maine and New England. Join Maine mushroom author and teacher Greg Marley as he introduces the bolete mushrooms in Maine, concentrating on those that are commonly seen as well as a few great edibles and those that can sicken. This is a great talk for the mushroom novice who wants to begin taking on this confusing and rewarding group of beautiful mushrooms.
Registered attendees will receive a packet of downloadable handouts supporting mushroom identification.
Greg Marley has been collecting, studying, eating, growing and teaching mushrooms for over 45 years. He has spread his love of mushrooms to hundreds through walks, talks and classes held across the New England over the past 30 years. He is the founder of Mushrooms for Health, a small company providing mushroom education. Marley is the author of Mushrooms for Health; Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi, (Downeast Books , 2009) and the award-winning Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares; The Love Lore and Mystic of Mushrooms, (Chelsea Green, 2010). As a volunteer mushroom identification consultant to Poison Centers across New England since 2001, he provides expertise in mushroom poisoning cases. When not mushrooming, Marley works as a mental health clinician and behavioral health consultant specializing in suicide prevention across Maine.