Encore – Mushroom exploration with Meg Madden

Sunday, September 18, 1:00 pm

Mushroom expert Meg Madden returns to Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, to lead another of her popular mushroom exploration walks. Look for and learn about the many forms of mushrooms on Mount Independence. Are the mushrooms you see this time of year different from the ones people observed in her June program?

Meg Madden with the group during the 2021 walk.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Admission for the event, which includes the museum and all trails, is $6.00 for adults and free for children under 15. Sponsored by the Mount Independence Coalition.

The Mount Independence State Historic Site is one of the best-preserved Revolutionary War sites in America. It is located at 497 Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersections of Vermont Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell village; carefully follow the signs. Regular hours are Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily through October 9. 

For more information, call 802-948-2000.

About the presenter

Fungi educator, author, and professional photographer, Meg Madden, can often be found in the forests of her childhood practicing what she calls “mushroom yoga” — laying on the ground, standing on her head, or balancing precariously on a log — to capture the perfect snail’s-eye view of her favorite photo subject: Fungi! Her colorful, highly detailed mushroom portraits offer an intimate look into the often-overlooked world of these extraordinary organisms. Inspired by the belief that people are more likely to take care of something they love, she finds great joy in facilitating fun and meaningful connections between humans and nature. Meg shares her knowledge and contagious passion for the fantastic world of fungi through visually engaging presentations, mushroom walks, and via her Instagram gallery @megmaddendesign. An advocate for fungal diversity and community science, Meg teaches iNaturalist classes, organizes educational workshops and Bioblitzes, and is compiling an Atlas Of Fungi for the state of Vermont.