David William Fischer: Edible Mushrooms and Plants in the Brattleboro Area

Due to a scheduling conflict, Chris Matherly, the mushroom hunter, will not be able to attend this workshop. Instead, meet mushroom expert David William Fischer at Brooks Memorial Library on Thursday, September 11, at 5 p.m. in the meeting room. Fischer, an internationally-known mycologist and ecologist, authored the classic books Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America and Mushrooms of Northeastern North America.

He has been a featured guest on NPR’s “Science Friday” program and his stunning mushroom photography has been spotlighted in numerous books and magazines. His web site — AmericanMushrooms.com — is a leading source of mushroom information. Fischer’s presentation will discuss edible wild mushrooms and plants in the Brattleboro area, with a 45-minute slideshow on how to safely find, identify and prepare common, delicious species. After his presentation, Fischer will be on hand to answer questions — you can bring your mushrooms for him to identify — and will have autographed copies of his books available. 

Fischer often partners with mushroom hunter Chris Matherly, a world-known mushroom hunter whose motto is “There is food everywhere”. Matherly will be leading mushroom hunts in Brattleboro the weekend of September 13 and 14. The forays include a component on preparing and eating foraged treasures. The forays and talk include a component on preparing and eating foraged treasures found in our area of New England. Information on how to sign up to walk the woods with Chris is available on his website, http://www.morelmushroomhunting.com/
Location Brooks Memorial Library, Meeting Room, 2nd Floor. Contact: Jerry Carbone, 802-251-8195, info@brookslibraryvt.org

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