Our Popular “Mushroom Man” Returns for his 21st Fungi Foray.


Dr. Rick Van de Poll returned in September to lead his 21st mushroom walk with the Harris Center.  This year’s fungi foray took place at Otter Brook Farm in Peterborough, where the Harris Center hold’s the town’s largest conservation easement and where Rick — along with Harris Center teacher-naturalist Laurel Swope — engages 8th-graders in hands-on, year-round ecological study.

After the hike, budding mycologists of all ages gathered around picnic tables to learn more about their findings.

More pictures of the impressive mushroom array & enthusiastic mushroom hunters are up on the Harris Center’s Facebook page and Flickr stream.