Upton’s Fungi with Lawrence Millman

lawrence millmanUpton’s Fungi with Lawrence Millman

Stefans Farm, Upton

Sunday, October 25th


The Upton Open Space Committee is pleased to welcome back mycologist Lawrence Millman.

Millman has written 16 books, including the guidebook to New England mushrooms, Fascinating Fungi of New England. His most recent book Giant Polypores & Stoned Reindeer: Rambles in Kingdom Fungi is a collection of essays about his travels to the farflung parts of the world in search of unusual fungi. Millman’s writing has also appeared in Smithsonian, National Geographic Adventure, the Atlantic Monthly, Sports Illustrated, and Islands. He has won numerous awards, including a Northern Lights Award, a Lowell Thomas Award, and a Pacific-Asia Gold Travel Award; he has been anthologized in the Best American Travel Writing (Houghton Mifflin) three years in a row.

He holds a Ph.D. in Literature from Rutgers University. A fellow of the prestigious Explorers Club, he has made over 30 trips to the Arctic and Subarctic. He has discovered a previously unknown lake in Borneo, and a mountain is named after him outside Tasiilaq in eastern Greenland. He has also done species inventories in places as diverse as Honduras, a meteorite crater in northern Quebec, Nantucket, and the Wachusetts Wildlife Sanctuary in Princeton, MA.

Lawrence will give a talk after which he will lead a walk on the Stefans Farm trails to find the fungi. The talk will be given outdoors so bring a lawn chair or something else to sit on, and dress for the weather. The event is limited to 15 people and pre-registration is required. This program is for those 16 and up. A liability waiver is required of all participants. To pre-register send an email to uptonopenspaceevents@charter.net

We ask that you leave pets at home. As much as we love our animal companions they can be a distraction and many people are allergic or fearful.

This event is free of charge thanks to funding support from the Upton Open Space Committee.

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