Bill Petty's Mushroom Workshop
at Birdsong Nature Center

When: Saturday, July 24, 1999

Where: Birdsong Nature Center, 2106 Meridian Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792

Map and Travel Directions:

From Tallahassee: Take Meridian Road north, 4 miles past FL/GA border (marked by a blue sign that reads Grady Co.), on right side of road. OR take Highway 319 north, turn left onto Rt. 93, then turn left onto Meridian Road, 3.8 miles on left side of road. Watch for small sign that reads "Birdsong."

From Thomasville: Take 319 south, turn right at Citgo Gas Station onto Meridian Road. Approximately 5 miles from Citgo or 3.8 miles from stop sign at Rt. 93, on left side of road. Watch for small sign that reads "Birdsong."

Click map for enlargement:

Birdsong Nature Center,
(912) 377-4408.

Bill Petty, Workshop Presenter

$5 each for Birdsong members, $10 each for non-members. Cost for children is half-price.

Workshop Activities:

The workshop consisted of:

  • a slide show on the mushrooms found in this area
  • a nature walk through the woods to gather mushrooms
  • sorting and identifying what we collected

Workshop Photos:

[click green ball to display photo]

Colorful specimens collected on the nature walk.

Bill Petty examines the underside of a sample through his lupe.

A huge number of chanterelles were found along the way.

Bill talks with workshop participants as Birdsong director, Kathleen Brady, looks on.

More specimens laid out on the collections table.