Weekly Mushroom Walk Series - Fall 2020 This popular offering has concluded for the season, spring '21 dates TBD. Happy hunting!
Join us for a walk in the woods each Sunday for the fall. We'll explore different forest habitats in the Northampton area, with an eye towards all things fungi. Meet and great these not-so-distant cousins of ours, from tasty edibles to powerful medicinals and the potentially deadly poisonous!
Walks are lead by the knowledgeable Dean Colpack and Kevin Aderer, veteran 'shroomers and nature educators of many years. Species of interest that may be found include chicken of the woods, turkey tail, reishi, maitake, artist's conk, boletes, chanterelles, trumpet mushrooms, amanitas, earth stars, cordyceps, lichens, slime molds, witch's butter and more!
This fall's walks funded the planting of 40 community fruit trees in the Valley!