Saturday Sept 25th, 2021 – 1:30 to 4:30: Mushroom Walk at the Nordic Centre, Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park, Brookvale, PEI. Mushroom enthusiast Ken Sanderson will provide a short introduction and lead exploration of hardwood and softwoods habitats at the Park. After returning to the Nordic Centre, an identification session will follow, though with 5000 different mushroom species in the region, Ken admits, he won’t know them all. To address COVID needs, pre-registration is essential. To register, Contact Nicole Murtagh 902-218-2935 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Sanderson is a GIS Developer for a conservation-based research institute. A long-time naturalist with a specific focus in fungi, he maintains the project “Mushrooms of PEI” on iNaturalist, https://inaturalist.ca/projects/mushrooms-of-pei .
Directions: from the main ski lodge at Mark Arendz Provincial ski park at Brookvale, head west 1.1 km and then turn left (south) on a dirt driveway for short trip to the Nordic Centre. There is a sign by the entryway.
Difficulty: About 3 km round trip, some steep hills with sure footing.
This event will proceed “Rain or Shine.”