This week, we will learn about the many types of plants that reproduce by spores instead of seeds. PowerPoint color slide programs will show examples of the local varieties of mushrooms, ferns, lichens, mosses, clubmosses and liverworts.

Expect some walking into wet areas on our field trips to study these plants, so bring waterproof hiking boots and perhaps a hiking pole for steady travel. You may also want to bring a ten-power small magnifier plus a notebook and pen. If you have any favorite field guide books, you can include them as well.

Charlotte Lukes has been studying Door County mushrooms and other spore-producers for 50 years and has 600 species of fungi on her county list of identified mushrooms. She leads mushroom forays in local state parks and presents color slide programs on various topics of nature to groups around the county. Charlotte writes a bi-weekly column for the local newspaper, the Peninsula Pulse, called Door to Nature and a nature feature for each quarterly issue of Door County Living Magazine.


Sunday, September 25, 2022 to Friday, September 30, 2022