NORTHPORT — Coastal Mountains Nature Program presents “Mushrooms and Other Fungi” on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at the St. Clair Preserve (Knights Pond) in Northport.

The popular Coastal Mountains Nature Program is a series of monthly naturalist-led walks and talks exploring the natural history of Midcoast Maine.

Dr.  David Porter, emeritus professor of mycology at the University of Georgia, will share his knowledge of mushrooms. During the first hour, after a brief demonstration of how to describe a mushroom and make spore prints, participants will spread out to collect mushrooms along the trails in and around the St. Clair Preserve. During the second hour, the group will meet in the parking lot to identify the mushrooms and talk about their biology and ecology.

Directions: Take Route 1 to Northport, turn west on Beech Road for 2.3 miles, turn left on Knights Pond Road and drive 1.8 miles to the end.

Mycena leaiana. Courtesy of Coastal Mountains Land Trust