On a walk through the woods, you’ll almost always stumble upon wild mushrooms. Beautiful and mysterious, they are sure to catch your eye. They’ll likely also leave you wondering: Can I eat that? New Hampshire Mushroom Company is coming to Laconia to help answer that vital question – and many more – in a series of Wild Mushroom Walks at Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center.

The first “Wild Mushroom Walk” is perfect for adults and teens who want to learn what features to look at when beginning to identify wild mushrooms. This beginner level program will take place on Saturday, August 24 (10 am – 12 pm) and repeat on Saturday, October 5 (10 am – 12 pm). Those who are ready to dig deeper and get a more advanced look at the fascinating world of fungi can learn “More About Mushrooms!” on Saturday, September 7 (10 am – 12 pm).

Eric Milligan of NHMC will present these fun and informative ‘walk and talks’ for curious fungi enthusiasts. The aim of the programs is to equip guests with basic fungi information, but participants can also expect Eric to comically delve into the advanced scientific wonders of mycelium through personal anecdotes and company experience. Whether you are a seasoned expert who experiments in the kitchen with wild fungi foraged in the field, a basement inoculator looking to expand your collection of plastic tub mushroom farms, or a curious mycophile eager to learn more about the mysteriousness of mushrooms, Eric is the perfect guide to all things mushrooms!

The program is entirely outdoors on the trails and in the woods around Prescott Farm, so proper footwear and attention to the weather forecast is important. For more information or to register, please visit prescoottfarm.org. For more information about New Hampshire Mushroom Company, visit nhmushrooms.com.