Passport to Nature: Fungi in the Forest

Three little muchrooms (yellowy white) sticking out of bark; background is bark; Passport to Nature logo in top right corner; photo credit to David Wake in bottom left cornerWith Dr. Greg Thorn at Newport Forest

Mushrooms, the fruiting bodies of fungi, come in a variety of forms and play diverse roles in our ecosystems. Most familiar is the process of decay, which recycles nutrients from one generation of plants and other organisms to the next. Some fungi provide nutrients and water to the roots of plants. Others help regulate numbers of insects. Southern Ontario is well-known for its high diversity of fungi.

Come on a brief exploration of fungi with mushroom biologist Dr. Greg Thorn. The event will be held in the riparian forest along the Deshkan Ziibi, or Thames River, at Newport Forest, near Wardsville, ON.

October 15, 2023 at 1:00pm - 3pm
Newport Forest
22130 Fleming Line
Wardsville, ON N0L 2N0
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Darby Alderson ·

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