Urban Ecology Tour
Join us on an ecological tour of Inwood Hill Park’s surprisingly diverse and oft-missed natural phenomena. You will see the park in a new light as you learn what fungi tell us about their microenvironments, discover surprising edibles that can be harvested for food or medicine, and learn more about the role foragers play in preserving plant populations. Teachers of all grades are welcome.
Often consulted for his field expertise regarding fungi, Zaac Chaves teaches environmental conservation to children, conducts surveys of species, and functions as a bicyclist forager. Chaves is an impassioned investigator of natural mysteries whose skills are in demand at Harvard University, Purdue University, the National Parks Service, and the New York Botanical Gardens. He is chief editor of the Boston Mycological Club Bulletin.