Entangled Nature Series: Pt. 2 Biomimicry & Mycology Walk

We invite you to join our Entangled Nature Series of walks at Westcave Preserve as we learn about all the ways fungi are entangled in our ecosystem and write poetry and create illustrations using biomimicry prompts.

iSites Nature Journaling for Biomimicry, by Erin Rovalo will be available for purchase at the event for attendees for $20 (cash only)

More About the Walk

During this workshop we will embark upon a guided hike while pausing at various flora, fauna & fungi as inspiration to a poetic writing and sketching session after the walk. Will write mantras, prayers, sonnets, etc. that express deep love within ourselves and for the natural environment. We will also have the opportunity to sharpen our observation skills and senses by responding to sketch prompts. Let’s explore the art of poetry and tickle our tongues with the beauty of nature. We will have the opportunity to write, draw, connect, reflect, & read aloud.

Walk Leaders

Angel Schatz from Central Texas Mycological Society and Austin Organic Gardeners

Teresa Morales is a multi-disciplinary artist in Austin, Texas. While she has predominantly been painting for the past 10 years, poetry has been a life-long practice since I was a child. She is looking forward to sharing selected poems that have been pivotal to understanding my human experience & spiritual path and hopes you find a resiliently-empowered and sacred space within your heart while reading along

Kathy Zarsky, Certified Biomimicry Specialist and Nature to Neighborhood Manager @ Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, Founder @ BiomimicryTX

Before you arrive, download the app iNaturalist to your smart phone to catalog your finds. Bring any mushroom identification books that you have as well.

Tickets are limited and are $25 for Westcave and CTM members and $35 for non-members. Sign-up for a membership to get discounts on workshops, walks, and mycology related events.

No pets are allowed even if left in the vehicle.

Rates

$35/guest

$25/member

Duration

~2 hours