Discover the Fun in Fungi, October 6

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  • Start date:
    October 6, 2018, 10:00 am
  • End date:
    October 6, 2018, 2:00 pm
  • Venue:
    High Lonesome Nature Reserve
  • Place:
    867 Carbine Rd.

At High Lonesome Nature Reserve on October 6th, we’re fortunate to have Richard Aaron as our guide as we Discover the Fun in Fungi.

Richard has been studying the natural world for over 30 years. His main passions are fungi, plants, dragonflies/damselflies, moths, and biomimicry. He developed an interest in fungi while working as a summer staff naturalist in Algonquin Park back in 1994. Over the years, Richard has done walks, workshops and lectures on a variety of subjects for more than 85 organizations ranging from naturalist clubs to universities. His website is at

This will be Richard’s first visit to High Lonesome, but this property is an excellent spot to see a diversity of mushroom species. Richard will identify the fungi we come across and also share interesting tidbits of information. We are likely to encounter gilled mushrooms, boletes, puffballs, coral fungi, cup fungi, jelly fungi, bracket fungi, and more.  If we’re really lucky, we might also find an earthstar, bird’s nest fungus, or even a stinkhorn! Richard will bring some field guides that people can use while we’re out on the trails, but feel free to bring your own favourite guide if you have one. A 10x loupe (magnifying glass) would also be helpful, but isn’t essential.

Admission is $10 and tickets must be purchased in advance using the ticket order form below.  To provide an optimum experience for participants, this event is limited to 25 people.  Why not bring along a picnic lunch to enjoy after the tour with other nature-lovers.

Discover the Fun in Fungi10.00 CAD
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

High Lonesome is located at 867 Carbine Rd. in Pakenham.  Take County Road 29 to Pakenham Village, turn on Waba Road and continue west for 2.9 km.  Turn left on Barr Side Road and travel for 1.6 km.  Take the first left at Carbine Road and drive 4 km to 867 Carbine Road.