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Mushroom Foraging – Two Dates

May 14, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - May 15, 2022 @ 4:00 pm


There are many types of mushrooms in our region. Some are poisonous, but their ecology is fun to learn about…and others are simply delicious! Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt from the Mushroom Hunting Foundation are New England’s leading mushroom hunting teachers, will lead us into the forest for a close look at local fungi in their natural habitats. They will explain the basics of wild mushroom science and safety, and will emphasize the species of spring mushroom season that are considered “safe for beginners” to cook with. This class will show you inside a whole world of adventure that most people overlook.

We are pleased to offer two mushroom foraging sessions

Saturday, May 14 from 2-4pm at Watson-Symington: REGISTER HERE
Sunday, May 15 from 2-4pm at Still Pond: REGISTER HERE

Registration is $20 per person, and advanced registration is required. Space is limited to 20 participants per session, and payment is non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the Land Trust or Mushroom Hunting Foundation.

About the Instructors: Ryan T. Bouchard is the author and photographer of the groundbreaking book Gourmet Mushrooms of the Northeast 2019.  Emily Schmidt also studies our local mushroom species (and wild plants as well), and teaches creative cooking that highlights their many unique flavors. Together, they created The Mushroom Hunting Foundation, and they have educated thousands of people about safely enjoying America’s incredible wild mushrooms.


May 14, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
May 15, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
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