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Audubon Offering Mushroom Walk
Audubon Offering Mushroom Walk

Jamestown, NY – The right weather conditions – normally cool and rainy – are required to produce mushrooms.

Since the Audubon Center and Sanctuary cannot predict exactly when those conditions will be present and the mushrooms produced, it is collecting names of those interested in participating in its Mushroom Walk to take place sometime in September.

The class will begin with a 30-45 minute talk and slideshow in the Audubon multi-purpose room. Dr. Scott Stoleson will talk about typical fall mushrooms that might be encountered in the woods of our region. Then participants will take a 60-90 minute walk on the grounds to look for mushrooms.

A Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania, resident, Stoleson is a professional ornithologist who has published over 50 scientific papers on ecology and conservation of birds. He has conducted avian research in the western U.S., Central and South America and has led natural history tours to the Caribbean and Latin America.

Currently Stoleson is the Research Wildlife Biologist at the U.S.Forest Service Northern Research Station lab in Irvine, PA, a Research Associate of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, a member of the Pennsylvania Biological Survey’s Ornithological Technical Committee, and serves on the boards of the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology and the Association of Field Ornithologists.

The workshop will be at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.

Participants are reminded to dress for the weather as the class will go outside unless it is thunder storming or there are severe winds.

Cost for the class is $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers.

Because the date of the class cannot be set long ahead of time, those interested are asked to sign up now to be put on the call list for this event. Sign up by calling (716) 569-2345, emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org, or using the on-line form by clicking on “Calendar of Programs/Events” under Quick Links at http://jamestownaudubon.org and following the links.

Audubon education programs are made possible in part through funding from the Johnson Foundation, the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, the Hultquist Foundation, and the Jessie Smith Darrah Fund.

For more information on this and other Audubon opportunities, call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org.

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