May 12, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Blue Mounds State Park
Joshua Couper

Join MMS on May 12 from 10:30-12:30 for a foray at Mounds View Park in Blue Mounds. This is a small park with a baseball diamond. We’re going to park there and follow the Military Ridge State Trail into Blue Mound State Park. We will be looking for morels around old apple trees, ash trees, elms, and cottonwoods. If you’d like, pack a lunch and head out for more foraging after the group foray. People will probably stick around. Joshua Couper is the foray leader. You can contact him at 607-697-5369.

Mounds View Park is about a 35-minute drive from the State Capitol. Find directions here. Please consider joining a carpool. You can sign up for an existing carpool or add yourself as a driver on this page.

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See you there!

General Information: Forays consist of two hours of mushroom hunting. We then come back together and show off and discuss our finds. We recommend bringing a wicker basket to hold your mushrooms in addition to the gear recommended for being outdoors (e.g., sun screen, bug spray, hiking boots, a hat, water, and snacks). Stay safe when foraging wild mushrooms. If you are not entirely confident of the identification and edibility of a particular fungal specimen, seek knowledgeable assistance before sharing it with any other person or consuming it yourself. Some mushrooms are deadly poisonous. However, with study and experience, you can safely forage the delicious edibles of the forest.