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Explore the rich, mesic forest of Wahaneeta Preserve with the Westerly Land Trust and the RI Mycological Society and discover the fungal biodiversity in our woods. Wahaneeta is an old Girl Scout camp with a charming cedar cabin, rich mesic woodland and we will be exploring the fungi after a nice, damp summer so we are sure to find lots of interesting mushrooms!
Join us for a fascinating Fungal Foray with the RI Mycological Society! This event will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 11:00 AM (EDT). We will gather at Wahaneeta Preserve (118 Moorehouse Road, Westerly, RI 02891), where we’ll hit the woods and uncover the local fungal biodiversity.
Come and learn from experienced mycologists, meet fellow fungal freaks or spark new curiosity as we learn about different species, their ecological roles and significance. After we’ve spent some time exploring the woods, an expert from the RI Mycological Society will lead us through a table talk, sharing some of the discoveries and sharing some fungal knowledge.
This event is sure to bring together a great group of people, so be sure to join us! Come prepared to walk in the woods. Carpool if you can and be sure to bring your reuseable water bottle. There are outhouses, so no worries there! Dog and kid friendly.
Directions: From Dunn’s Corner Road, head east on Moorhouse Road, past the baseball fields and staying to the left at the fork. Parking is available through the gate at the trailhead on the large grassy field to the left.