March 7, 2019

From Earthstars to Destroying Angels: An introduction to mushrooms and other fungi

Stories about charismatic fungi

Richard Aaron says "Mushrooms occur in an astounding variety of colours, shapes and sizes, many of which look nothing like those found in supermarkets. While some are edible and others poisonous, others are just plain interesting."

Come learn about some of the fascinating fungi found here in Southern Ontario and the critical roles they play in the environment, ecology (mycelium), from a mushroom that glows in the dark to a puffball that can produce over seven trillion spores. Hear about charismatic  and attractive fungi and stories about them.


Richard Aaron's love for nature began more than three decades ago while on a 6,000 km bicycle tour of Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. Since then, he has done walks, talks and workshops for over 90 organizations, including naturalist clubs, nature festivals, conservation authorities, colleges and universities. He has also worked as a staff naturalist at Algonquin Provincial Park. His main areas of interest are wildflowers, trees, fungi, dragonflies, moths, ecology, and biomimicry.

The entrance fee of $5.00 per person, a donation or sponsorship helps cover costs. Children are free. For more information contact Ray Wellman at (613) 848-7697, or


11379 Highway 62
Madoc , ON K0K 2K0
March 7, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00
44° 23' 46.05" N, 77° 28' 16.68" W