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Wild Mushroom Woods Walk

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


wild mushroom woods walkThe saying goes, “There are old mushroom hunters and there are bold mushroom hunters, but there are no old and bold mushroom hunters.” Don’t be a bold mushroom hunter. Join us at the Rider Hollow Trail Head to learn about mushroom identification, best practices, and learn where to look, what to look for, and especially what to look out for while foraging for mushrooms in the region with Catskill Fungi’s John Michelotti.

Please dress for the weather. We will walk rain or shine, unless a severe storm is predicted. This means boots or sneakers.  Optional items to bring include a water bottle, bug/tick repellent, rain coat, or snacks. You are welcome to bring pictures of mushrooms you would like identified.

We would like to thank John Michelotti for helping make this event possible.

Members: $10 | Non-members: $20

         This event is limited to 17 participants. If spots are full, you will automatically be added to the waitlist.

john michelotti mushroomsCatskill Fungi was founded by mycologist John Michelotti and friends. As former President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA), John co-founded the Catskill Regional Mycoflora Project as well as the Gary Lincoff Memorial Scholarship. He serves as Medicinal Mushroom Committee Chair and is a Poison Control Consultant for the North American Mycological Association. John is an instructor for the Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification courses in NY. He was chosen by the Catskill Center as a “Steward of the Catskills” for his contribution to the environment.

John also served on the Mushroom Advisory Panel for Certified Naturally Grown to develop ecological standards in mushroom production. John has presented at the New York Botanical Gardens, Telluride Mushroom Festival, and North American Mycological Association Annual Foray, as well as several colleges and universities. His goal is to educate and inspire people to work with fungi to improve their health, communities, and the environment.


October 19
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Rider Hollow Trail Head
Rider Hollow Trail Head
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Registration will open on August 1, 2024 12:00 am.

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