Join us in the Mystery Walk – Found Road Trail Fungi Hunt. In November mushrooms blossom everywhere on Pender but nowhere more so than on the Found Road Trail. The trail meanders through mixed deciduous and evergreen forests on its way to Clam Bay which is called Davidson Bay on marine charts. On its way it passes through seasonal wet areas in which mushrooms flourish. Meet at 9:30 at the Found Road Trail access on Clam Bay Road which is adjacent to the new Clam Bay Farm access road.
Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of certain species of higher fungi and most of the organism exists below ground. They grow from tissues of immense lengths of microscopic, thread-like strands, and their aggregations are known as mycelium. The mycelium grows in surface soils, organic debris, and in association with plant roots. The diverse group to which mushrooms belong include about 16,000 species and are referred to as club fungi.