Foraging for Wild Edible Mushrooms: Embracing the Bewildering Boletes

Join us for a talk by Greg Marley on March 11, Saturday, from 1:00-2:30, in person at the Camden Public Library. A live stream of the event will also be available. Check the Camden Public Library website for access to the link. The fleshy pored mushrooms we collectively call “Boletes” include several hundred different mushrooms in more than 40 genera in New England. And recent updates in genetic taxonomy seem to be adding to the confusion rather than simplifying this challenging group for the forager. There are a number of easily identified Boletes that are common in our forests and present a great opportunity for the forager ready to embrace the Boletes as food. This 90-minute talk will review the major genera of Boletes and focus on a number of great edibles as well as a handful of mushrooms consistently involved in mild to moderate cases of poisoning. Suggestions for resources will be offered.

Mushroom Sporology: Mushrooms Getting Around: How Fungal Spores Populate the Earth

Join us on February 19th at 2 pm in the Blue Hill Public Library in Blue Hill Maine to hear Dr. David Porter speak. This talk will take us on a journey through the wind and the rain, riding the coattails of mushroom spores! These amazing little structures are what fungi use to get around and propagate. But, not all spores are the same. We will learn about their different shapes and sizes, as well as the different ways they are released and dispersed. And of course, we will also learn about how they continue a fungi’s life. This event is open to MMA members and the general public.