Fungi of Hinesburg Walk

Past event
Jun 22, 2024, 9 to 11 AM

It is well known that some fungi are decomposers, but did you know that they can also eat plastic, clean up oil spills, hunt for prey, and enable trees to talk to each other? Did you know that the largest living organism on earth is Oregon's "humongous fungus", covering an estimated 4 square miles?

If you're fungi-curious and want to know more about these fascinating organisms join the Hinesburg Conservation Commission and Vermont author, photographer, and mycology educator, Meg Madden on a mushroom curiosity walk to learn more about the lives of these fascinating organisms. We will explore the woods and talk about the mushrooms we find along the way including what they are and how to identify them.

June 22, 2024, 9 - 11 AM. Meet at the Hayden Hill East parking lot to the Town Forest at 9 AM. Wear comfortable walking shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, and bring your questions and curiosity! The walk will take place rain or shine. Please sign up in advance at Limited to 20 attendees!

Native Vermonter, Meg Madden, finds great joy in facilitating fun, meaningful connections between humans and nature. She shares her knowledge and contagious passion for the fantastic world of fungi through visually engaging presentations, mushroom walks, and via her Instagram @spore.stories. An advocate for fungal diversity and community science, Meg teaches iNaturalist workshops and is working to compile an Atlas Of Fungi for the state of Vermont. Meg wrote about some of her favorite mushrooms in her book, This Is A Book For People Who Love Mushrooms (Running Press, 2023).

Back to Calendar

Event Info

Hayden Hill Road East, Hinesburg, VT

Get Directions

Other Local Events