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Learn about marvelous Missouri mushrooms

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Fall mushrooms can form the beginning of a circle, emerging from the remains of a long-gone tree, even in your own yard.

Mushrooms can be beautiful to observe and with care choosing the safe ones, tasty to eat.

From 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, Jay Justice, co-founder of the Arkansas Mycological Society and author of The Fungi of Arkansas, will share information about the Marvelous Mushrooms Of Missouri at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Registration began Aug. (ages 12–adult).

This program is provided by the Missouri Mycological Society, and is a great way for young people (of all ages) to gather with those who know about these magnificent fungi.

Justice will share his knowledge of common edible as well as poisonous species of mushrooms as well as information about unique species will be shared from his 30 years of experience.

George Freeman is a veteran journalist and photographer. An award-winning writer, editor and columnist in Springfield, Mo., with more than 50 years experience. His preference is for positive and uplifting stories about people, places, traditions and trends that make the Ozarks one of the most livable regions anywhere. A member of the Garden Writers Association of America, he is a past-president of the Society of Professional Journalists of Southwest Missouri, the Kansas and Ohio AP societies; a board member of Friends of the Garden and a member of the Rotary Club of Springfield. In 1976, he traveled to India as a member of a Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange Team.

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