21 Sep 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Leader: Dr. Brett Stevens

Meet: Pioneer Village (Trails End) Field Centre’s Inn, 3685 Wilhaven Drive, Ottawa. Prepare for 3 minute walk to the Village.

Description: MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre in Cumberland is having its annual “Open Trails” open house event. It is the only day when the public may explore these Ottawa-Carleton District School Board lands. OFNC members and the public are invited. We will begin with a 30-min presentation on mushrooms, separate to collect samples in the field, then regroup to identify them. Useful items to bring include: mushroom field guide, hand lens, field knife, small basket (like fruit basket), pencil and paper, brown paper sandwich bags. Bring a lunch, your curiosity and dress appropriately for the weather. This activity will occur rain or shine.

You are also free to explore the grounds on your own to make your own observations. Please see the other event listing here.