Amateurs learn about mushroom species at Mont O’Brien

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At the Mont O’Brien Biodiversity Reserve, members and guests from MAO learned how to identify mushroom species from Agriculture Canada expert, Yolande Dalpé.

Deborah Powell



At the Mont O’Brien Biodiversity Reserve, members and guests from MAO learned how to identify mushroom species from Agriculture Canada expert, Yolande Dalpé.

Deborah Powell

ALLEYN-ET-             CAYWOOD – Twenty-two members of Mycologues Amateurs de l’Outaouais (MAO) explored the trails and woods at Mont O’Brien, the biodiversity reserve near Danford Lake, September 7, and brought baskets of mushrooms to the outdoor tables for identification. One hundred and nine different species, including some edibles like the Gypsy, Lobster, and various Boletes were identified. Another mushroom   expedition is planned for next year. 
On October 11, the annual family hike to     the Mont O’Brien summit will take place. A Thanksgiving dinner to benefit local charities will be later served at Bethany Hall in Danford Lake.
The Mont O’Brien Association is a local, non-profit organisation that promotes stewardship of native flora and fauna, and provides a means for the public        to access the reserve       for nature study and          recreation.