“An Appreciation of Mushrooms in Downeast Maine” with David Porter 19 September 11am
By any measure, interest in ‘all things fungal’ among the general public is mushrooming. We want to know more about where mushrooms come from and what they are doing out there. In his talk, Porter will lead an illustrated foray through a jungle of mushroom diversity, touching on common edible species and those to avoid while describing how these organisms are critical to the proper functioning of our forest ecosystems.
David Porter, Ph.D., retired to Brooklin, Maine, after a 38-year career in academics as a professor of Plant Biology at the University of Georgia (now emeritus). Since retiring, he has taught classes at College of the Atlantic and Eagle Hill. He has led various mushroom related outreach programs through the Maine Mycological Association, Maine Master Naturalist Program, Colloquy Downeast, Acadia National Park, the Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Island Heritage Trust, among others.