CANCELLED: September 26: Hunting Fungi with a Fun Guy

Dugie Russell with chicken of the woods
Dugie Russell with “Chicken of the Woods” mushroom. Courtesy of Dugie Russell.

This event is CANCELLED, we will try to reschedule soon!

Thursday, September 26 from 7 – 8:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Do you love eating or cooking with fresh mushrooms? Did you know you can find wild edible mushrooms right here on the North Shore? We’re in the middle of mushroom hunting season, the perfect time to learn how to forage this nutritious and delicious food source.

Join Beverly’s own Dugie Russell, to learn his secrets for locating potential mushroom hot-spots on the North Shore. A mushroom hunter for over 40 years, Dugie will address the identification of edible mushrooms, point out poisonous fungi to be avoided, and relate other facts, tips and anecdotes. All in his incomparable style that’s fun as well as informative! Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library. Free and open to adults. Questions? Contact Ona at

Learn more about Dugie and his upcoming BevCam show “Dugie Russell, Beverly’s Renaissance Man” in this edition of North Shore Journal.