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Youth Oriented Foray
September 18, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Location: Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA)
Address: 201 E. Jones St, Lewisville, TX 75057
Date: September 18th, 2022
Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm
Description: The North Texas Mycological Association is proud to collaborate with children’s author, Melany Kahn, to host a youth oriented foray with an emphasis on teaching mycology to kids!
For our monthly foray conducted in September, we will be meeting at the gazebo inside Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, or LLELA. Melany will be presenting her new children’s book “Mason Goes Mushrooming” to our club, as well as leading our youth into a foray and teaching them about mushroom identification and edibility! Along with the kids foray, NTMA President Sebastian Tabibi will be leading the adults without children into another group and afterwards we will meet to discuss the specimens found!
After our specimen walk through, Melany will be demonstrating how to cook foraged mushrooms and will be hosting a taste test session to attendees! This event is FREE and limited to 75 tickets, please only reserve a ticket if you are confident you will be there!
This first-of-its kind foraging story, Mason Goes Mushrooming takes us on a woodland treasure hunt. We follow a young boy and his four-legged pal, Buddy, to hunt edible mushrooms through lush Vermont landscapes, morels in springtime, chanterelles in summer and black trumpets in autumn. Curious about mushroom foraging or how you can hear the sound of the ocean without leaving the forest? Mason teaches us it’s never too early to learn, and never too late to start.
Author (and Mason’s mom) Melany Kahn quells common fears and puts the “us” in mushrooms, by weaving simple education through a playful, fungi-finding adventure. Four kid-friendly, forest-to-frying pan recipes highlight the flavor notes of the mushrooms featured. A short identification guide is provided for newbie foragers.
Illustrator Ellen Korbonski enchants with evocative watercolors capturing the beauty of the mushrooms, the thrill of the hunt, and Mason’s fertile imagination, in a style that pings with the charm and timelessness of an enduring classic.
Mason Goes Mushrooming opens the world of edible mushroom foraging through the talents of Mason, a third-generation forager, and his trusty dog, Buddy. The premise is simple: four seasons, four woodland adventures, four wild edible mushrooms, and four delicious recipes. Future foragers are invited to accompany Mason and Buddy into the world of edible fungi while enjoying the escapades of their hunts.