October Morning Mushroom Walk - Olive
Join us for this exciting mushroom walk and learn about the ecological functions of fungi; common edibles; medicinal mushrooms; historic uses and present-day innovations of these fantastic fungi!
We will start at the Olive Free Library for a brief Fungi101 introduction. We will carpool to a nearby trail and distribute baskets, bags, and/or books to take with us as we head up the easy, wide trail into the forest. We will talk about how to find and identify edible and medicinal species, and how to sustainably harvest and 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 ask questions. We will walk back to the parking lot and spread out all 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 page. Catskill Fungi products will be available for purchase at a discount.
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 it is unlocked.
Students under the age of 16 are free. 16 years old and above must purchase tickets. Adults, bring only children directly under their care and at most 3 children per adult.
Please don't take advantage of this policy, otherwise we will have to charge for kids.
I love them but no. Never met a dog on a walk that didn't step on the mushrooms or worse. Some people have allergies or are afraid of dogs.
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!