In our region, the spring season brings out many amazing mushroom species. Ryan and Emily Bouchard, founding instructors at The Mushroom Hunting Foundation, will lead us into the forest for a close look at local fungi in their natural habitats. In addition to learning about the fascinating science of mushroom identification, you’ll hear great tips on mushroom photography, and see firsthand how the collecting tools are used.
This program will take place in person. We will meet at the library and then proceed outdoors to Robinson Woods.
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Ryan T. Bouchard is the author of the book Gourmet Mushrooms of the Northeast 2019. Written, photographed, and graphically designed by Ryan, this work was an innovative combination of book and calendar, showing the annual progression of mushroom seasons, and it introduced regional residents to some astonishing and delicious local life forms.
Emily Bouchard, in addition to studying our region’s edible wild mushrooms and plants, studies the nutritional values of those ingredients and the many incredible ways they can be cooked. Other topics of her particular interest include the uses of mushrooms in different cultures, and even the new technological uses of fungi, which include decontaminating polluted soil and water. Emily’s passion for ecological awareness and creative cooking has informed and inspired audiences all over New England and New York, and sometimes beyond.