Wild Mushrooms Festival set Sept. 15

The Vince O’Neil Wild Mushrooms Festival returns to Beaver Lake Nature Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 15.

Members of the Central New York Mycological Society will discuss edible and poisonous mushrooms, those that help trees and hurt trees, and those that are decomposers.

Guided hikes through the woodlands around Beaver Lake in search of various species of mushrooms are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Each walk will be limited to the first 30 participants.

Tables with identified mushrooms will be on display and experts will be available to identify mushrooms brought in.

Activities include cooking demonstrations, how to grow mushrooms, crafting with mushrooms and spore print demonstrations.

The events are free with nature center admission.

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