2022 Mushroom Hikx

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Sunday July 31

9:30 AM  –  11:30 AM

2022 Mushroom Hikx

9:30am – 11:30am   

Join mushroom enthusiast Susan Hopkins to discover what fabulous fungi are growing in our woods. The forested trail to Minnow Pond is home to dozens of mushrooms that offer a rich introduction and exploration of the “wood wide web.” Which mushrooms may be fruiting changes constantly, and Susan will share her knowledge of what’s “on view." Discover which mushrooms to forage for a delicious dinner or delightful dye and which to avoid for you and your pets’ well-being.

Pre-registration required.        

Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water, bug spray, and appropriate outerwear. Walk is rain or shine but will be canceled in case of thunderstorms or severe weather.

Susan Hopkins has learned to identify fungi through her 40-year membership in the New Jersey Mycological Association. She focuses on identification with a special interest in all of the tooth fungi (fungi with spines under their cap). Susan is also a “dyer," having learned the use of various species of wild fungi to dye wool. She lives in the Adirondack Park and continues to study the local fungi and offer lectures, walks, and demonstrations on fungi and mushroom dyeing.