Saturday, June 1, 2024

CraneOutdoors: Fascinating Fungi Dune Hike

Dune shrooms

About CraneOutdoors: Fascinating Fungi Dune Hike

Mushrooms and lichen abounding! The Crane Estate is a haven for a large diversity of fungi, from the dunes to the maritime forest to the interdunal swales. Join this guided hike, led by local forager and fungi enthusiast Jana Harris of Essex Forays to learn about these fantastic fungi, how to identify them, and the important role they play in our coastal ecosystems.

This educational hike is geared towards adults. Youth are welcome as long as they can participate in a respectful and non-disruptive way, thus adult supervision is required and adult discretion in youth’s ability to participate is advised. Please check out our CraneExplorer events for educational programs for all ages. We will not be going off trail or collecting anything.

Note: Our mushroom programs are led by knowledgeable guides and focus on the ecology of mushrooms and their vital role in the ecosystem. Please note, in this program we will observe fungi for educational purposes only and not forage or consume. Join us as we discover the wonders of fungi and their natural habitats.

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