Saturday, September 30, 2023

Mushroom Walk at Weir River Farm


About Mushroom Walk at Weir River Farm

Join Jana Harris of Essex Forays for a guided mushroom walk and discover the amazing fungi growing along the trails surrounding Weir River Farm. Weir River Farm is a 75-acre working farm comprising fields and pastures surrounded by oak and red cedar woodlands. The farm supports diverse wildlife habitats, including upland grasslands, while the Weir River passes through the farm at its northwest edge. This hike will start out along the Orange Trail, crossing into Whitney and Thayer Woods, and transition into Weir River Farm’s English Woodlands.

Jana Harris of Essex Forays is certified in Wild Mushroom Food Safety and a member of the Boston Mycological Club.

This walk will give participants a close-up look at the mushroom species that thrive in the Weir River Farm environment. Depending on the weather there will be different types of mushrooms to explore.

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

Pre-registration is required for this event. This program is rain or shine! In the event of cancellation, you will be notified via the email address you used to register and refunded in full within 14 business days. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

We love our furry friends, however, as this is a working farm with animals, dogs are not permitted on the property.

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