Fall mushroom season is here! Wenatchee River Institute and Puget Sound Mycological Society are teaming up to host a fall fungi field trip.
The day will begin at the Wenatchee River Institute with a meeting to set the scene and provide a safety briefing. PSMS guides will take groups of people out to different locations for fungi foraging and collection. There is no guarantee you'll find good edible mushrooms, of course, but you will learn the basics and have an idea of the habitat to look for, based on the season. The guided trips will be out foraging for about 3 hours. Groups will return to WRI to have mushrooms identified. A group potluck will close the day.
Individuals who prefer a guided experience may sign up the morning of the event until groups are full.
Items to bring:
- A whistle - REQUIRED for guided trips
-Please dress for changing fall weather: boots, rain gear, appropriate clothing
-snacks and water
-collection brown bag or basket – NO plastic bags - A recommended collection system would be a basket with a number of smaller bags to separate species in the basket
-bright orange or yellow vest or hat
-a dish for the potluck at the end of the day
-personal plate, cup and utensils
-optional, if you have: compass, two-way radios
Note that the forage may include walking on uneven ground.
Tickets are FREE.
Attendance limited to 30.