Mushroom Festival at Madeira Park
by Michael Stewart, 13 Oct.
It was a beautiful morning as we travelled by ferry to Earls Cove.
From there, we went to the southern area of Pender Harbour and had a short but amazing hike along the ocean in Francis Point Provincial Park. We did some bird watching and found a few mushrooms in this wonderful park.
Next we went to Madeira Park to attend the mushroom festival. Besides the display of about 100 species of local mushrooms with Duane Sept in attendance, there was a demonstration of dying wool with mushrooms, several cooking demonstrations with trial samples, and a variety of vendors.
After a leisurely snack sitting in the sun of a local cafe, we explored a couple of other areas by car including Egmont. We then returned by ferry to Saltery Bay.