The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust – The Thoreau Society & Thoreau Farm Trust Online Auction 2018
Auction Ends: Mar 29, 2018 02:00 PM EDT

Unique Experiences

Mushroom Walk with mycologist Lawrence Millman

Item Number
Estimated Value
$400 USD
$200 USD to trixie59
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description

Lawrence Millman, author of "Fascinating Fungi of New England," (and 15 other books) will be your foray leader on a mushroom identification walk in Estabrook Woods in Concord, Massachusetts.

Whether or not you're a novice, or an expert forager, you will be amazed, as Mr. Millman is an enthusiastic teacher and compelling storyteller, who literally leaves no branch unturned.

The focus will be on fungal ecology (i.e., what is that mushroom doing in its habitat?) as well as identification. Try as you might, you will not persuade Mr. Millman to talk about whether a mushroom is edible … unless the eater in question is some kind of insect.

Group size is limited to ten. Date and time of the walk to be mutually determined by the winning bidder and Lawrence Millman.

Lawrence Millman is a writer, ethnographer, Arctic explorer, and mycologist. In 2006, he discovered a mushroom in New Hampshire that was thought to be extinct. He has a mountain named after him in East Greenland and is a Fellow of the prestigious Explorers Club, and has a doctorate in Literature.

Mr. Millman will be leading a nine-day adventure tour in Alaska during September. For more information about Lawrence Millman and the "Insider's Tour" of Alaska, visit and