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Guided Mushroom Hike
July 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Come join a guided introduction to the world of fungi and explore a rich cove forest with a forest ranger in search of various fungi. There will be discussion about the history, toxicity, ecology, biology, medicinal uses, and edibility of mushrooms that are common to our area followed by a foray into the forest. You must sign up for this program to participate. Call 828 692-0100 to reserve a spot. The program is limited to 12 participants, but other hikes will be scheduled if there is enough interest. The group will meet in the shelter near the parking area. The program is set to end at 12pm but there is much more at Holmes Educational State Forest that you can explore on your own time. The forest offers hiking trails, secluded picnic areas, and a variety of educational exhibits. Bring comfortable shoes, a water bottle, a camera, and a mushroom field guide if you have one.