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Natural Awakenings South Jersey

Learn About Mushrooms and Their Role in the Environment at Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust

Join Jim Barg at Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust at 2 p.m. on September 15 for an informative talk and relaxed walk, part of their Walk in the Wild series.


Barg will lead attendees down the trails in search of mushrooms. He will explain, in simple language, how to identify mushrooms, with special emphasis on recognizing some of the more common poisonous and edible mushrooms. As part of the identification process, Barg will explain the important roles that mushrooms and fungi play in the environment.

 

Barg is a semi-retired graphic designer who is currently employed as a freelance wild food and mushroom forager for several restaurants in the New Jersey/Pennsylvania area. He is a past president of the New Jersey Mycological Association and is one of the association’s veteran mushroom identifiers. He also serves as art director for the association’s bimonthly newsletter. In addition, Barg is a consultant to the New Jersey Poison Control Center. 


Attendees are asked to meet at the Willoughby House at the end of Pine Avenue, off Good Intent Road, in Blackwood Terrace. There is an additional small parking lot available at the end of Rankin Avenue, one block from Pine Avenue. Carpooling is recommended.


Cost: Free. Location: 340 Pine Ave., Deptford. For more information, call Charles White at 856-217-9138. Visit Facebook for potential changes and directions. 

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