Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History


Mushroom Man

Nature Program

Dr. Lawrence Millman is a man of many talents.  As an author, he has written 15 books, including such titles as Last Places, A Kayak Full of Ghosts, An Evening Among Headhunters, Lost in the Arctic, and — most recently — Hiking to Siberia and Fascinating Fungi of New England.

As a mycologist, he has studied fungi all over the world  in places as diverse as Svalbard, Belize, Western Samoa, the Canadian Arctic, Belize, Costa Rica, but especially in his own backyard of New England. 

 His inventory of fungi at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary in Princeton, MA, currently numbers 490 species. With fellow mycologist Bill Neill, he discovered a species of polypore (Echinodontium ballouii) in 2005 that hadn’t been seen since 1909 and was thought to be extinct.

In the fall of 2011, Millman led mushroom walks in Fairbanks (AK), Craftsbury (VT), Wellfleet (MA), Conway (NH), Sharon (MA), Montpelier (VT), Princeton (MA), Concord (MA), Girdwood (AK), New York (NY), and Boston.

Please join Dr. Millman for an exciting mycological presentation and book signing followed by a mushroom walk into the woods at Nickerson State Park in Brewster, September 28, 2013, at 1pm. Reservations recommended. $10/non members & $7/members. Talk only $5.

Call 508 896 3867 ext#133