Rainy weather produces an abundance of mushrooms in Mount Hope's landscape. Former Friends of Mount Hope president Marilyn Nolte has explored the cemetery grounds with artist and naturalist Marie Heerkens, discovering more than 45 varieties.
Photographs by Marie Heerkens.
Marie Heerkens, Mycologist
Marie Heerkens is a graduate from S.U.N.Y. College at Geneseo. Her passion for mycology led her to become the co-author, illustrator and photographer for the 2003 edition of The Field Guide to Mushrooms, a classic book among mushroom aficionados. She is conducting an ongoing mycological survey of Mount Hope Cemetery.