Sunday, October 7, 2012

Mushroom Scoping at Ravenswood Park

What better way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon than on a mild hike on the Magnolia Swamp Trail at Ravenswood.
Owned and maintained by The Trustees of Reservations, an amazing organization that owns and maintains over 100 natural and historical places in Massachusetts spanning over 25,000 acres a d hosting events and educational opportunities from live music to nature walks to antique car shows to races. In our area, Trustees also owns Castle Hill, Coolidge Park, and hosts the super cool concert series on the lawn at Cranes Castle.

We support Trustees as "Hedge Fund Investors", a clever spin on their efforts to preserve green space and promote naturalist thinking across generations, and spend much of our weekend free time building fairy houses (see the international phenomenon on this UNH professor written children's series) and capturing the changing seasons in photos of this widely varied topographical marvel.

 Today's promenade focused on an "design in nature" viewing of fall mushrooms. The spectrum of colors in native New England fungi easily dispels any sense that our hues pale in comparison to the abundance of palate found in the vibrant Caribbean. See for yourself.

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