Mushroom Foray – Kingsville

When:
September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2018-09-08T10:00:00-04:00
2018-09-08T12:00:00-04:00
Where:
kingsville
md

***For full details and to register visit: http://www.charmcityfarms.org/plant-and-mushroom-walks/

This beginner’s workshop will introduce you to the basic and simple to identify, edible species of mushrooms that can be found in Maryland during the autumn months. We will start off by learning the ‘rules’ and ethics of foraging for mushrooms, followed by how to use a field guide and verify your identifications.

We will focus on the identification characteristics maitake, chicken of the woods, lion’s mane, turkey tail, and honey mushrooms as well as the type of environments that these mushroom prefer. We will then hit the woods to do some mushroom hunting.

Please be prepared for hiking off path including long pants and sturdy shoes or boots. You will also need water, a knife, a collecting basket of some sort, a notebook or camera, a way to keep track of time, and paper lunch bags to separate your finds.

The instructor recommends the following books (in this order) as a valuable resource: Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalacians by William C. Roody, Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora, National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms

**This workshop is limited to 15 participants**

***For full details and to register visit: http://www.charmcityfarms.org/plant-and-mushroom-walks/