Amazing Mushrooms

June 9, 2013, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

In warm wet weather mushrooms pop up overnight in our yards in a fascinating array of colors and shapes. What are they, really? In this 2:00 p.m. talk a member of the NJ Mycological Association will demystify these amazing living things which are part of the Kingdom of Fungi. In some ways, mushrooms are more closely related to animals than plants, taking in oxygen for their digestion and metabolism and “exhaling” carbon dioxide. The part of the fungus that we see is only the “fruit” of the organism, the rest of which is hidden underground. Mushrooms grow from spores, not seeds, and a single mature mushroom will drop as many as 16 billion! Long known to be a source of powerful nutrients, we largely ignore this healthy food. Yet, more adventurous people are learning from experts how to forage for edible mushrooms in the wild – even in New Jersey!

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January 23, 2022, 2:00 PM

Backyard Birding 101

Join Durand-Hedden via Zoom at 2pm to learn about the many birds that winter in New Jersey and find out how to get started in birding, including being able to correctly identify birds and how to set up a citizen science project in your backyard. The presentation will be virtual only. The House and Country Store will not be open.

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