ALTON – You can learn the basics of mushroom identification from 1-5 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 4 at Hirundo Wildlife refuge.

State Mycologist Seanna Annis will lead the session, where you will learn the basics on how to use a mushroom identification key and search for mushrooms; reservations are requested by October 3. Meet at the Parker Reed shelter, which is located at Lac D’or, off Gate 1, which is located off Rte. 43. Suggested donations are $8 for adults, school-aged children are free.

For more information call 207-394-2171 or go to

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.