Mushrooms and Other Fungi
Over 70 species of mushrooms have been identified at Saint-Gaudens NHS, although there are many other species present. Mushrooms are a type of fungus with a fleshy fruiting body. Most consist of underground filaments and a gilled cap supported by a stalk. The gills are loaded with spores that are shed to propagate their species. Mushrooms thrive in cool and moist environments and a diversity of species are found throughout the park during the summer and fall.
Did You Know?
President Woodrow Wilson became a part of the "Cornish Art Colony" when he established the summer White House in Cornish, N.H. for three years during his administration (1913,14,15). His first wife, Ellen Axson Wilson, was a painter.