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 :-) 

Sign up for a Mushroom Walk:

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2018 Schedule 


July 8th - Sunday 10am-Noon - Mushroom Walk - Emerson Resort & Spa - 5340 NY-28, Mt Tremper, NY 12457

​                                                               Register above or sign up for an inclusive package with the Emerson Resort & Spa


July 26th-29th - NEMF Foray - Medicinal Mushroom Workshop - State University of NY at Genesco


August 1st - Wednesday 4pm-Dusk - Ongoing Mushroom Growing Demonstration at the Woodstock Farm Festival

                                                                No sign up necessary


August 3rd - Friday 4pm-6pm - Mushroom Walk with Olive Free Library - 4033 NY-28A, West Shokan, NY 12494

                                                                         Register with Olive Free Library


August 4th - Saturday 1pm-2pm - Mushrooms 101: Free Presentation/Walk - John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge

                                                           Burroughs Memorial Rd, Roxbury, NY 12474


August 5th - Sunday 10am-Noon - Mushroom Walk - Highmount post office - 8 Galli Curci Rd, Big Indian, NY 12441


August 16th-19th - Telluride Mushroom Festival


August 26th - Sunday 10am-Noon - Mushroom Walk with Catskill Forest Association - Rider Hollow Trail Head

                                                       Register with the Catskill Forest Association


September 8th-9th - Medicinal Mushroom Workshop with Smugtown Mushrooms - Rochester, NY

                                                       More info coming soon


September 15th-16th - Fall Mushroom Retreat: Fungi for food, health, cultivation and restoration - Blue Deer Center

                                        1155 County Route 6 Margaretville, New York 12455 - Register with Blue Deer Center 


September 22nd - Saturday 10am-Noon - Mushroom Walk/Species Survey - Mountain Top Arboretum

                                         4 Maude Adams Road Tannersville, NY 12485


September 23rd - Sunday 10am-Noon - Mushroom Walk - Emerson Resort & Spa - 5340 NY-28, Mt Tremper, NY 12457

                                          Register above or sign up for an inclusive package with the Emerson Resort & Spa     


September 25th - Tuesday 6pm-9pm - MHMA Special Guest: Taylor Lockwood presenting on Bioluminescent Fungi from around the world                                           Woodstock NY   - More info coming soon


October 3rd - Wednesday 4pm-Dusk - Ongoing Mushroom Growing Demonstration at the Woodstock Farm Festival

                                          No sign up necessary


October 7th - Sunday 10am-Noon - Mushroom Walk - Big Indian NY - 8280 NY-28, Big Indian, NY 12410


October 8th - Monday 10am-Noon - Mushroom Walk - Highmount post office - 8 Galli Curci Rd, Big Indian, NY 12441 


October 21st - Sunday 10am-Noon - Mushroom Walk - Location: TBA


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