Fungi Safari

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Meet at the Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map. From there we will go to Belknap Woods.

Registration: Registration is closed, program full. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.

This Week's Program:

The Fungi Safari will start with a quick background/history of Belknap Woods. We will then dive into a discussion and identification of fungi as we walk the trails. Fungi are an important part of the nutrient cycle in the Squam Watershed. While mushrooms are commonly thought of as poisonous or contributing to rot and decay, fungi are necessary to have a thriving ecosystem and some are tasty! The Squam Lakes Association works hard to protect our watershed as well as educating the public in various ways to help them understand the importance of land and water stewardship. This program is intended for all ages. Participants will get a broad overview of the local fungi and learn to identify fungi which are safe and those which are wise to avoid.

Audience:

All ages encouraged to attend!

What to Bring: 

Participants may bring tupperware for the collection to fungi samples.

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

Hello, my name is Kyle Salmons and I was previously the Squam Lakes Association’s Youth Program Camp Director and I am now an LRCC AmeriCorps member. I have three years of experience working in and around Squam Lake. I am originally from New York but I haven’t been able to bring myself to leave the beautiful state of New Hampshire for an extended period. I love sharing knowledge with those interested in learning about the area and the outdoors.

SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:

Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.

Lakes Region Conservation Corps

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about the program.

 

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