Talk and Walk with Kirk Gentalen


 Kirk Gentalen loves mushrooms. From poisonous to edible, decomposer to parasite, the Fungal Kingdom has entranced Kirk as long as he can remember. The natural history of mushrooms and their role in ecosystems will be the focus of this day's outing.

"Having a group look for, find and really discover the world of fungus is the focus of the walk—and there can be discoveries at every turn," Kirk notes.

Kirk has lived and worked as a naturalist in 14 states leading Environmental Education and Ecotourism programs for kids of all ages. Currently he is a regional steward and naturalist for the Maine Coast Heritage Trust on Vinalhaven Island.

All are welcome.