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Nature Walk / Mushroom Foray

  • 14 Sep 2013
  • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Irving and John Anderson County Park,

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Take an autumn nature hike.  Learn the names of some Minnesota mushrooms.  Gather mushrooms for painting.  

This is a half day trip to take a mushroom / nature walk with the experts of the Minnesota Mycological Society (www.minnesotamushrooms.org).   

Early autumn is the peak of mushroom fruiting season, and Minnesota woods are home to many well known delicious (chantarelles, porcini, black trumpets, angels' wings, puffballs), unusual, and simply beautiful mushrooms.  




If you find something to paint, the MMS expert can identify it and you can take it home. Most specimens keep for a week or more if wrapped in damp paper towels and refrigerated.

You might even find something to take home and cook. Take a walk on the wild side!
 
image of mushroom


Itinerary:  Saturday morning, September 14

Depart 8:30 am (ridesharing at the Bakken).

Foray (mushroom hike) 10:00 - noon.

12:00 - 1:00 discussion of mushrooms found and picnic lunch with MMS members (pack your own lunch). 

Depart  from park at 1pm.

Return to Bakken by 2pm.



Things to bring:

Insect repellent

Sturdy hiking shoes.

Sturdy pants and long sleeved shirt.  Hat to keep away gnats.

Basket or bag to carry specimens.

Brown bag lunch.

Bottle of drinking water.



 

The foray (hike) is at Andersson County Park (http://www.minnesotamushrooms.org) at the Andersson County Park which is located in the southeast corner or Isanti County, about 1 hour from the Twin Cities.  

Ride sharing will be available, with pickup at the Bakken museum

Please note that the GRC is not responsible for any liability in connection ride sharing or carpooling .    
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