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Larry Millman, author and mycologist, is returning to the Woods Hole Public Library for a talk and walk seeking mushrooms and other fungi. Last year, Larry gave a very popular series of mushroom walks from the Library, and the demand certainly outstripped the available time and opportunity. He is very knowledgeable and informative about the local fungi and loves teaching others about them.

Millman has published several books about fungi, which will be available for purchase. Several are identification guides to Massachusetts species, but the most charming is Fungipedia, a small purple volume published by Princeton University Press which is described as “an illustrated mini-encyclopedia of fungal lore.” The illustrations are exquisite small pen and ink sketches, mostly of mushrooms, and the endpapers are, delightfully, decorated with purple spore prints. He has also published a volume of poetry, inspired by his field work in the Arctic. 

This event will start with a short talk outside in the Library’s courtyard, then participants will proceed to the walk site in their own cars. The talk will take less than one half hour, and the walk a bit over an hour in the woods.

Registration is required as numbers will be limited. To register, call the Library at 508-548-8961 or email whpl_mail@clamsnet.org.