The fungal kingdom is largely hidden from our view, including underground, and we only know they are there when they develop mushrooms or other fruiting bodies. This presentation will introduce us to the fungi world, reveal the role of fungi in gardening and soil restoration, mushroom cultivation for the farm to table market, simple cultivation for the home horticulturist, and the culinary and nutritional uses of various mushrooms.
Presenter: Chris Swinson, owner of Mycophile's Garden, has been growing, foraging, and arranging mushrooms and other wild foods since 2014 – but Chris has been a "Fungus Fanatic" long before making it his life’s work.
After the presentation Chris will have fresh mushrooms, grow kits and cultivation supplies available and will be happy to answer any mushroom questions you may have.
Museum Members: Free. Non Members $5.
Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard
Saturday, March 28, 2020
9:30- 10:30 a.m. Gardening For Birds-Heather Catania
We all love to hear the birds singing in the spring and see birds at our feeders, but they need more than what we can provide with just a backyard bird feeder. This program will talk about how to landscape your yard with native plants to attract birds and how to provide the three basic necessities needed for nesting birds. Gardens can be more than just beautiful flowers and colorful leaves. Adding the right plants will bring your garden to life with bird song!
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Backyard Birds – Mike Champagne
Spring is here and many birds are returning from their winter homes. Some are only passing through on their way north, while others will be spending the summer and nesting season in our area. Many can be seen and heard in our backyards. This program will provide many helpful hints on identifying these birds by sight and sound, as well as information about their natural history and conservation.
Free! But registration is required, please call the Museum