With all the rain in the area lately, crops of mushrooms have popped up all around.
Join PEEC and members of the New Mexico Mycological Society (NMMS) for a free mushroom walk at Pajarito Ski Hill at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Participants should meet at PEEC at 9:30 a.m. to carpool to the Pajarito Ski Area. Four experts from the Mycological Society will be on hand to identify and interpret the different mushrooms growing after the wet summer.
The program will begin with some introductory comments from the NMMS experts, and then the participants will be divided equally into groups, each with one NMMS leader. Each group will depart to a predetermined location largely within walking distance, where they will foray for about an hour.
Following that, all groups will return to the parking lot for identifications and discussions, lasting roughly an hour. Finally, the NMMS experts will be available to answer any one-on-one questions. The activity should wrap up around 12:30 p.m. There will be an informal picnic afterward for those who wish to bring a lunch.
The program is free, but those interested should register in advance, as space is limited. For more information and to register, visit www.PajaritoEEC.org, email programs@PajaritoEEC.org, or call (505) 662-0460.