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Toadstool Trek/Mushrooms 101

Late afternoon at Lake James State Park
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Toadstool Trek/Mushrooms 101

Have you ever wanted to know more about mushrooms? There are hundreds of varieties of fungus growing around Lake James with all sorts of fabulous fun facts associated with them. Human beings have a complicated relationship with wild mushrooms – some have medicinal uses, some are prized edibles and some are deadly. Join Karen Johnson, Lake James State Park’s resident mushroom enthusiast for a leisurely stroll along the Fox Den Loop to discuss what constitutes a fungus and identification techniques. Karen is a member of the Asheville Mushroom Club and the park’s office administrator. Meet her at the Catawba River Area breezeway at 10 a.m.

Date of Event: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
Catawba River Area - Park Office Breezeway
Contact:

Lake James State Park

7321 NC Hwy 126
NeboNC 28761
Phone828-584-7728
lake.james@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.750378
Longitude: -81.892075

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