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August 2018

World's Most Amazing Fungus?

When I participated in a mushroom-foraging event at the John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary on Saturday, one of the experts showed me what's known as  bird's nest fungus.

It sure was aptly named -- and it was so small that it belonged next to a doll's house.

More on this amazing fungus here.



Stalking Wild Mushrooms @ Slabsides

Headed up to the John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary in the southern Catskills last Saturday for an instant education in mushrooms courtesy of mushroom expert Barbara Plume and a 'shroom foraging event.

Perhaps it was because of the wet summer, or because we had so many eyes looking for mushrooms, but I have never seen so many -- in so many shapes and sizes. A sampling follows.

Tomorrow: The most amazing mushroom I've ever seen. By far.


River Story Night: Sept. 23

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I am pleased to be part of Bergen SWAN's Hackensack River Story Night next month.

The fund-raising event will feature live music, a dance recital, story telling, a walk to the river, native plants, refreshments, and a silent auction - all in celebration of the Hackensack River Watershed.

I'll be telling a short and true story about a forgotten but resilient creek in the Meadowlands. Other story tellers include George Carter, Oradell Borough Historian; Jean Epiphan, Rutgers U. Ecologist; Cynthia Forster, Bergen County Cultural & Historic Affairs; and Don Torino, Bergen County Audubon Society.

Poetry readers includeAgnes Adler, Author-Artist-Scupltor;David Epstein,  Land Conservancy of NJ; and Ken Hoffman, Emerson Naturalist-Historian.
Get your tickets now. More info is here.