People passionate about nature

Mantario Mushrooms

Monday, August 14, 2023 to Friday, August 18, 2023

Bathe in Mantario's forests to enjoy photogenic delights of the understory, learn how myriad fungi fit into diverse ecosystems and our many uses of them.  Donna Kurt and co-leader Ron Greening offer options of activities such as canoeing skills, ethnobotany, forest and aquatic ecology, qigong, and hiking.  

Trip Leaders

Donna Kurt practices “ethnomycobotany” while canoeing the wilds of North America, Australia, beyond. Since 1988 she has led Mantario and Nature Manitoba trips and shares a glimpse of the experience in her Mantario Thanksgiving Canoe YouTube videos.

Ron Greening has had a strong interest in ecology and field biology since childhood, and studied fisheries and wildlife management, and conservation education. Ron has hiked, skied and paddled into Mantario since the 1970s, and spent two summers in the 1980’s as a guide for the Mantario summer program.