Foraging with a Field Guide with John Beutler [Field Trip]
April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$40.00 - $50.00
*Though we hope to find edible mushrooms, there is no guarantee. We intend to help provide you with some working knowledge so that you can build a safe foraging practice for yourself.
*The date for this event is tentative depending on the best possible weather conditions for mushroom hunting. All attendees will be notified if this event will be held on this date or moved depending on recent rainfall.
John has been paying attention to mushrooms for about 50 years, identifying them, eating some, studying their chemistry, leading walks and identification courses, and just plain enjoying their diverse roles in the natural world. His Ph.D. research concerned the chemistry of the deadly Amanitas, and he has encountered many fungi of all sorts in his day job at the National Cancer Institute, where he focuses on discovering potential cancer drugs from natural sources. You can expect to learn more about the importance of fungi in the environment as we walk through the Thorpewood property.
About LandBack Tax
From 2022 onward, Fox Haven will donate $2 from each event ticket to the Kikeokan Foundation to pay LandBack tax, acknowledging our access to stolen Indigenous land. The Kikeokan Foundation is an Indigenous-led initiative working to restore ancestral land and sovereignty to the Piscataway and other Indigenous communities of the Chesapeake.
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