LIFE presentation Thursday to focus on wild mushrooms

A PROGRAM ON wild mushrooms will be presented by Carla Kramer on Thursday at the Bay LIFE meeting.

IRON MOUNTAIN — This month’s program of the Bay West LIFE group will be about wild mushrooms when the group will gather at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bay West College in Iron Mountain.

A few years ago, Carla Kramer presented a program on edible mushrooms to a packed room at the Bay West campus. After that great interest, Kramer will return to further expand the group’s knowledge.

She is an avid outdoorswoman whose passions include hiking, mushroom hunting, weaving and her devotion to God.

She and her husband, Mark, reside in Iron Mountain, and in the summer can mostly be found in Florence, Wis.

She enjoys exploring the forests on both sides of the Menominee River.

The program is an introduction to identifying wild fungi. They’ll walk through the seasons and instruct the group on how to identify edible and medicinal mushrooms that are found in the region.

The presentation will be of interest to those who’ve enjoyed morels and would like to learn about other edible mushrooms available throughout the growing seasons — and some poisonous varieties to avoid.

Bay West LIFE — Learning Is ForEver — is a group that believes in lifelong learning. They meet at 10 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Programs are free. Coffee and treats are served. Visitors are welcome.