Cades Cove Preservation Assn.

Tomorrow, Sat. Nov 10, I will be giving a presentation to the Cades Cove Preservation Association at the Maryville Public Library at 10:00 a.m. The topic will be “Mushrooms of Cades Cove”.

I’ll do a power point of edible and other mushrooms that I have personally collected in the Cove along with a brief introduction to mushroom foraging in general, focusing on these mushrooms as examples. We’ll speculate on which mushrooms the early residents may have used and for what purposes.

I’ve asked Ellen, my wife, to do a short reading about an interaction with a Cades Cove coyote that she included in her book: Nature’s Magical Moments. We’ll conclude with showing some natural dying products, mushroom picture album with spore prints and discussing/examining some good field guides for this area.Should be a good morning and all my mushroom friends wanting to learn more are welcome.