Prospect Park Mushroom Walk

October 30, 2021

October 30, 2021

11:00 AM To 1:00 PM

101 East Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11225

https://bit.ly/3G0FI2s

$0 - $15

Event Description

Join us for an all-ages, socially-distanced, family-friendly afternoon walk through Prospect Park in search of mushroom specimens!

Join us for a socially-distanced, family-friendly afternoon walk through Prospect Park in search of mushrooms!

During our walk, we’ll discuss the basics of mushroom identification, learn how to differentiate the delicious from the deadly and start putting names to some of the city’s more common fall fungi. At this time of year we can expect to see Hen of the Woods, Agaricus, Amanita, Boletes, Blewits, Puffballs, honey mushrooms and perhaps even a Stinkhorn or two!

NOTE: Children do not need to purchase a ticket to attend this event.

COVID-19 Safety Notice: This is a socially-distanced event. Masks are required to be worn for the duration of the event. If you are feeling unwell or suspect that you have been exposed to COVID-19, please do not attend. You can find a list of symptoms and a self-checker tool on the CDC website.

Meet the Instructor

Ethan Crenson (he/him) is an artist and graphic designer and a long-time member of the New York Mycological Society. He is an active contributor to the NYMS’s five borough mushroom survey as well as the Green-Wood Cemetery Fungal Phenology Project. His specialty is Ascomycetes, the often small, often understudied phylum of the fungal kingdom. iNaturalist: ethancrenson | instagram: ethancrenson

Organizers

Genspace NYC

http://www.genspace.org

About the Organizers

Genspace is the world’s first community biology lab—a place where anyone can learn and work on biotechnology.

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