September 26: The secrets of mushrooms

Do you know which is the largest living being in the world? It is not the blue whale and not even a sequoia but Armillaria, a mushroom of mammoth size. The largest specimen is found in Oregon and for him it has been estimated to be 2,400 years old with a mycelium of 4 km and an extension of 8 square kilometers.

For centuries, man has continued to eat mushrooms without knowing almost anything about them. What we know about mushrooms today is a recent achievement, but not yet sufficient to unravel all the mysteries of this living kingdom. In the woods, these silent inhabitants find the ideal environment to survive, often far from human eyes.

Let's discover them together and learn about the most common species that we can meet during our walks and the very important role they play in the ecosystem

Appointment on Saturday 26 September at 3.30 pm at the Carsiana Botanical Garden. The meeting will be conducted by Liubi Andreuzzi, a member of the Bresadola Mycological Group of Trieste, of the mycological groups of Slovenia and Croatia and registered in the National Mycologist Register of the Ministry of Health.

In compliance with the regulations relating to the COVID-19 emergency, the event is organized with a limited number. Participation is only possible by reservation. To join, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and a telephone number. The reservation is effective upon receipt of the confirmation from the Carsiana staff. Participation in the event is free.