October 16th Morning Mushroom Walk - Mead Meadow
Join a mushroom walk and learn about the ecological functions of fungi, common edibles and medicinal mushrooms, as well as historic uses of fungi and present day innovations of these fantastic Fungi! Walks usually fill up so it is recommended you sign up in advance.
Meet at 10am at the big Mead Meadow (aka Magic Meadow) parking lot. Across from 452 Macdaniel Rd Bearsville NY. 1/2 mile from the Tibetan Buddhist Center.
What to expect:
We will start at the Magic Meadow parking lot for a brief Fungi101 explanation as well as what to expect from our walk. Participants will have the option to borrow baskets, bags, and/or books to take with them as we head onto an easy trail into the forest to learn about the fungi we find. We will talk about how to look for, sustainably harvest, and identify mushrooms. We talk about what is edible, medicinal uses, and how to prepare them. We will also focus on historic uses, current scientific trends, and present day innovations of the fungi we find. People of all ages are welcome to explore and get their questions answered. As noon draws near, we will walk back to the parking lot and spread out all of our specimens on a table for further inspection. We can take a group photo which, along with other photos from the day, will be available on the Catskill Fungi Instagram/Facebook. Participants will get discounts of Catskill Fungi products that will be available for purchase.
Please dress for the weather. We will walk rain or shine. This means boots or sneakers. Optional equipment would be a water bottle, bug/tick repellent, rain coat, or snacks. You are welcome to bring pictures of mushrooms you would like identified.
Porta-potty may be available at the parking area.
If you need to cancel please notify us via email. Email us at least 48 hour before the start of the walk and we will refund you.
See you in the woods!