Curious about what a turkey tail mushroom looks like? Join the Sippican Lands Trust (SLT) and The Boston Mycological Club on Sunday, September 30at 10:30 am to learn more about the turkey tail mushroom and other mushrooms inhabiting Sippican Lands Trust’s White Eagle property in Marion.
Ken Fienberg and other guest experts from The Boston Mycological Club, the oldest amateur mycological club in the United States, will guide participants on an exploration of mushrooms living in our local forests. In case you were wondering, the word mycology means the study of fungi. Early fall is the perfect time of year to come on a mushroom walk and learn more about these spectacular fungi.
The White Eagle property supports a rich diversity of habitats including upland pine, mixed hardwood forests, shrub and wooded swamp, freshwater marsh and cranberry bogs. The White Eagle property and surrounding land make up a 482-acre contiguous parcel of land that is home to several rare and threatened species including the Eastern Box Turtle, the Spotted Turtle, and the Water-willow Stem Borer.
Sippican Lands Trust’s White Eagle property is located off of Route 6 in Marion. Take Parlowtown Road across from the town cemetery and follow road until you reach the cul-de-sac. Bear left onto the dirt road and follow past the abandoned cranberry bog on your right. Parking is available directly past the bog. The kiosk is a short walk beyond.
The walk is free and will start at the White Eagle kiosk and run approximately 90 minutes. Registration is required for this walk. Please call the Sippican Lands Trust at 508-748-3080 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this walk. Please bring water and dress appropriately for the day’s weather as only the worst weather will cancel an SLT walk. If the walk is canceled, then information will be posted to SLT’s website and Facebook page. For additional information visit www.sippicanlandstrust.org or call Sippican Lands Trust at 508-748-3080.