On Saturday, October 6, from 1 – 3 PM, the Rochester Land Trust will be hosting a Mushroom Walk on their property, Church’s Field, Mattapoisett Road, Rochester. This 30 acre property is approximately a mile north of the Mattapoisett/Rochester town line and a mile south of New Bedford Road. There is ample parking along the field’s edge.
Wesley Price of Cape Cod, a member of the Boston Mycological Club, will lead the group, searching for various genus of fungi that can be found in field, woodland and wetland locations. Wesley, an amateur mycologist, is a UMASS Amherst graduate in Microbiology. He has studied under noted mycologists and has grows various cultivated mushrooms. An identification session with questions and answers will conclude the walk.
This event will be held rain or shine, and though the walk will be geared to adults, families are welcome, with the understanding that parents are responsible for supervising their children’s collecting. Dogs on leashes at all times are allowed. Since there probably won’t be a hard frost by then, all precautions for mosquito and tick borne illnesses should be considered. Some other items that may enhance the experience include a basket, knife and wax paper or paper bags for collecting.
Please join the RLT for this informative walk. It will be a great time to get out in the woods!