Preparing for your Mushroom Exploration:
* Dress appropriately for the weather. We will go out rain or shine.
* Wear sturdy shoes. It is important to wear appropriate shoes/boots for being in the forest. We do our best to pick trails that can be accessed by people of a wide range of physical abilities.
* There are usually bathrooms or outhouses at trail heads we leave from but not always.
* Some people bring water and snacks. Baskets for collecting mushrooms and field guides for identification are welcome. Some baskets, collecting bags, and field guides will be provided.
* Cameras. Not necessary but fun and helpful for IDing fungi. Out of respect, I ask permission from people to include them in photos and encourage others to do the same.
* A notebook and pen. This is highly encouraged. I carry these to make notes about what we find and for later review of things I learn.
* Your Smile.
What not to Bring:
* Dogs. I love them but we have had issues in the past.
* Mushrooms.. Just kidding! If you find some, bring them to the walk and we will do our best to identify them :-)
Mushroom Event Schedule 2018
September 22nd - Saturday 2pm-4pm - Mushroom Walk/Species Survey - Mountain Top Arboretum
September 23rd - Sunday 10am-Noon - Mushroom Walk - Emerson Resort & Spa - 5340 NY-28, Mt Tremper, NY 12457 - SOLD OUT
Register above or sign up for an inclusive package with the Emerson Resort & Spa
October 3rd - Wednesday 4pm-Dusk - Ongoing Mushroom Growing Demonstration at the Woodstock Farm Festival
No sign up necessary
Call library Director Nancy Krom to sign up: 845-647-4611
October 7th - Sunday 10am-Noon - Mushroom Walk - Big Indian NY - 8280 NY-28, Big Indian, NY 12410 - SOLD OUT
October 8th - Monday 10am-Noon - Mushroom Walk - Highmount post office - 8 Galli Curci Rd, Big Indian, NY 12441 - SOLD OUT
October 21st - Sunday 10am-Noon - Mushroom Walk - Meeting at the Olive Free Library - 4033 NY-28A, West Shokan NY 12494
Register above. No registering with Olive Free Library. - SOLD OUT
Novermber 17th - Saturday 1pm - 3pm - Grow Mushrooms on Cardboard and Common Waste Products - Remedies Herb Shop
May 9th - 1pm-3pm - Everything Mushrooms: an Introduction to Fungi - Mount Saint Mary College Desmond Campus
May 24th-27th - Friends of Fungi: Foraging, Cultivation, and Medicinal Mushrooms - Menla Retreat Center
Mushroom Walks, Retreats & Cultivation Courses