Current Arb Happenings

Oct 25

Fall Mushroom Field Trip

Enjoy the fall colors on the “Mushroom Field Trip” and search for some of the lesser known residents of the Arboretum - mushrooms.

Saturday, October 25th, 2008
9:00 – 11:00 am / Arboretum Kiosk in front of the Rec Center
Large mushroom in the 1994 successional forest of the arboretum.

The Carleton College Cowling Arboretum will host a “Mushroom Field Trip,” Saturday October 25, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Led by Nancy Braker, director of the Cowling Arboretum, and Eric Hinsdale. Eric Hinsdale is the technology coordinator at the Carleton College Library. Aside from the arb he likes to explore Nerstrand Big Woods State Park and his home neighborhood in Minneapolis, where a surprising variety of mushrooms can be found.
        Enjoy the fall colors on the “Mushroom Field Trip” and search for some of the lesser known residents of the Arboretum - mushrooms.  Fungi come in all shapes and sizes and we hope to see a variety of them on this field trip. We will be taking a gentle hike, primarily on gravel or grass trails with forays off trail for observations.        
      Participants will gather at the Cowling Arboretum Kiosk in front of the Carleton Recreation Center at 9:00 a.m. For more information, call the Cowling Arboretum at (507) 222-4543 or visit our webpage at http://apps.carleton.edu/campus/arb.

Sponsored by Arb Studies. Contact: Nancy Braker, x4543