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Gardening Teachers Wanted! Please email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com or call (203) 431-2812 if you are intersted in teaching gardening classes!


Mushroom Walk with Mycologist, Zaac Chaves



Mushroom Walk - Celebrating National Mushroom Day
During this tme of the year there are several unique endemic species which you will be wise to know. You will be interested to know that many only occur at this special time of the year. Grab a notebook and join us on a mycologically focused ecological tour in Ridgefield and learn to identify some of Ridgefield's most common wild mushrooms with local field mycologist Zaac Chaves. We will be developing basic tools to better recognize several fungal species, some not so common, right in our town. You'll get a deliberate view of delicate local processes unfolding in town. This might include fungal forensics and the stories a mushroom might tell us about places and things that once happened there. Zaac Chaves works on species surveys for several sites and sometimes with organizations including Harvard University, the New York Botanical Gardens, and the National Parks Service. We have found several new species at many sites and are also helping recognize others which are rare and disappearing. He also serves as the chief editor of the Boston Mycological Club Bulletin, established in 1897.

1 Session $ 29 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 24)
Wed., 10/13 from 2 to 3:30 a.m.; Outdoors at a park in Ridgefield. Directions to be sent prior to class.



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Gardening Teachers Wanted! Please email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com or call (203) 431-2812 if you are intersted in teaching gardening classes!