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Nature Museum Hosts Area Events & Programs

On Saturday, August 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. Dick McCarrick, one of three generations of family members who hunt and eat woodland mushrooms, will lead a walk for The Nature Museum on a private property in Grafton that is known for its mushrooms and other flora and fauna.

Unless a drought suddenly hits Vermont, the many rainy days of this summer should provide a wide variety of mushrooms in the woods.

McCarrick will introduce safe mushroom-hunting techniques, show specimens of poisonous and non-poisonous mushrooms, and reveal other helpful information about this popular foraging activity that is so weather and habitat dependent. Museum members $5; non-members $7.

Interested participants should call the Museum at 843-2111 to register for the program and then meet at the Museum to carpool to the local site.

After a summer hiatus, the Mighty Acorns program for preschool explorers ages 3-5 and their caregivers will start up again for the school year on Wednesday September 16, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at The Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Road, Grafton, VT. This monthly fun-filled program offers hands-on activities that foster creativity and connect children more closely to the natural world. Participants will explore the outdoors, visit different habitats, and enjoy the many resources that the Museum has to offer through exhibits, puppet shows, dramatic play, and art projects. Members $5; non-members $7. Costs are for children; there is no charge for adults. Please pre-register by calling 802-843-2111.

Please call the Museum for the required registration and contact the Museum or its website www.nature-museum.org for more information about this or other programs.

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