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Posted on: July 31, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Fall Mushroom Foray is August 31 at McFarland Park

Fall is the best time of year to find wild edible mushrooms and other interesting fungi. Join Naturalist Jessica Lancial and the Prairie States Mushroom Club for a Fall Mushroom Foray on Saturday, August 31 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at McFarland Park (56461 180th Street) northeast of Ames.

Participants will hike on and off trails at the park in search of some “fungus among us.” This event is
open to all levels of mushroom enthusiasts; no experience is necessary. To learn more about the Prairie States Mushroom Club, check out its website:

This program is free, but registration is required by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30.

For more information about this or other public programs, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday) or email

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,500 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. The environmental education staff serves Story County schools and the public with interpretive and informational programs for all ages. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.

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Jessica Lancial
Story County Conservation
Phone 515-232-2516
FAX 515-232-6989

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