Tuesday, September 14, 2010
If you are getting that annual fall hankering for fresh mushroom soup, mark you calendar for 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19.
That's when naturalist John Davis will present a program on "Mushrooms of the Gorge," at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum in Stevenson.
He said he would have lots of photos to present. "I will focus on fall mushrooms in the Gorge and the higher elevations nearby. We look at mushrooms you will most likely find in the area, talk about edibles, and also consider the look-alikes you need to watch out for."
There will be plenty of time for him to field your questions.
Davis is a retired biologist who worked for the US Fish & Wildlife Service at several hatcheries in Washington and in Portland with Ecological Services.
His presentation is part of the ongoing series of monthly talks at the museum called "Sundays on the Gorge."
Davis said one of his ambitious goals is to photograph the plants, fungi, lichens, mosses, animals, butterflies, moths and other insects in this area.
The photographs are just one method for him to share information with others who like to learn more about the great diversity of plants, animals and geology of the Columbia River Gorge.
The public is welcome to view his nature photographs at www.flicker.com/photos/johns_pics.
The Sunday presentation will be in the DeGroote Theatre at the Interpretive Center. Attendance is free with paid admission to the museum.