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

                                         4 Maude Adams Road Tannersville, NY 12485 - Register with Mountain Top Arboretum. - SOLD OUT

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

October 6th - Saturday 10am-Noon - Mushroom Presentation & Walk - Cragsmoor Free Library - 355 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor NY 

​                                                               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 7th - Sunday 4pm-7pm - Walk and Mushroom Beer Tasting - West Kill Brewing 2173 Spruceton Rd, West Kill NY - 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

November 15th - Thursday 6:15pm – 9:15pm - Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Indoors - NYBG Midtown Education Center Manhattan

Novermber 17th - Saturday 1pm - 3pm - Grow Mushrooms on Cardboard and Common Waste Products - Remedies Herb Shop  

                                                          Map to: 453 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

                                                                  Register with Remedies Herb Shop

December 5th - Wednesday 6:15pm – 9:15pm - Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Indoors - NYBG Midtown Education Center Manhattan


January 14th - Monday 6:15pm – 9:15pm - Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Indoors - NYBG Midtown Education Center Manhattan NY

February 10th - Sunday 10:00am - 1:00pm - Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Indoors - New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NY

May 9th - 1pm-3pm - Everything Mushrooms: an Introduction to Fungi - Mount Saint Mary College Desmond Campus 

                                                                  Map to: 6 Albany Post Rd, Newburgh, NY 12550

                                                                  Register with MSMC Descond Campus

May 24th-27th - Friends of Fungi: Foraging, Cultivation, and Medicinal Mushrooms -  Menla Retreat Center​  

                                                                Map to: 375 Pantherkill Road Phoenicia NY 12464

Mushroom Walks, Retreats & Cultivation Courses