Gulf States Mycological Society



SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2018

The Little Thicket Nature Sanctuary (LTNS) comprises 655 acres of wilderness with trails and flowing creeks through quiet forests of huge magnolias, towering pines, holly, and dogwood.  There are five meadows comprising a little more than fifty acres and more than twenty miles of foot trails and undeveloped roads. The meadows, roads, trails, and approximately six miles of fence are maintained by hard working volunteers. The remaining area is left as natural forest land. A building houses exhibits and provides a gathering place. The LTNS is a natural haven of the many local nesting birds and a virtual paradise for botanists. ONC's publication, "Vascular Flora Thicket Nature Sanctuary," written by ONC members Charles Peterson and Dr. Larry Brown, identifies over 400 plant species found in the sanctuary.

We will have the second mushroom walk this year at the LTNS, owned by the Houston Outdoor Nature Club. Their website is  Click on the link on the upper right for LTNS information.  There are directions there too.  Bring collecting gear, bug spray, rain gear if rainy, water, a sack lunch (lunch will be planned for 12 noon).  We will meet on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 10:30 AM, collect, display, identify and label the fungi on picnic tables. There is a building with tables & chairs, but no electricity or water. Toilets are in an outhouse.  You may photograph the specimens if you like. We should be done by 2 or 3PM. Directions are: From IH69/59, North or South, take FM 150 at Coldspring, go west on FM 150, 7+ miles, at Evergreen Baptist Church  turn left on FM 945, go 1.9 miles, look for a cemetery on right, then you will see a silver industrial fence on the left.  The entrance gate is to the left of that fence.  From IH45, take FM 150 and go east toward Coldspring, turn right on FM 945, and proceed as above. Or you can Google Little Thicket Nature Sanctuary and it will pop up. The gate should be open.  For more information or if you get lost, contact Sergio Henao, mobile phone 713-825-2653 shenao[a]