The Nature of Phenology 8/7/21: Lobster Mushrooms

Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn
Host: Hazel Stark

Look for an orange, chunky, irregularly-shaped mushroom with a rough, dry texture. When sliced, the interior is white. This combination of being irregularly-shaped with a white interior and unique rough exterior are clues about the weirdness of this particular fungus.

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Hazel Stark lives in Gouldsboro, is Co-Founder and Naturalist Educator at Maine Outdoor School, L3C, and is a Registered Maine Guide. She loves taking a closer look at nature through the lens of her camera, napping in beds of moss, and taking hikes to high points to see what being tall is all about. She has an MS in Resource Management and Conservation and is a lifelong Maine outdoorswoman. Hazel can be reached by emailing [email protected]