Regional experts, along with knowledgeable members of the Wild Rivers Mushroom Club, will be leading mushroom ID hikes both days.
We try to schedule about 10 hikes each day, and groups will be kept small so that everyone will have a chance to learn. Each person going on a hike will be asked to sign a liability waiver.
One should dress for the weather - the coast is often drizzly or rainy in November. Anticipate getting wet: wear sturdy, water-resistant shoes, bring rain gear, perhaps dress in layers.
The hikes will highlight different habitat here on the coast, including a dunes hike, a forest hike, an "urban" hike, a coastal hike, and more. When you sign up for a hike, you will get directions to the location and/or will meet at the festival in order to carpool to the site. Club members will be on hand to help get you situated.
Please note: We are offering these hikes for the purpose of identifying the diversity of fungi in our region. We cannot allow any HARVESTING during these hikes. Some of the hikes are being held on land where harvesting is forbidden, and/or where a permit is needed. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!
...so, if you're hoping to go on a hike, be sure to get signed up at the door before you do anything else!
The cost for hikes will vary, and most will take a total of 2-4 hours, including drive time to and from the hike location.
All other information, including the locations of each hike, will be available at the start of the festival.
Sorry to do this for the second year in a row, but the Covid pandemic just won't let go of our region yet.
We'll try again next year, so please mark your calendars for the 2022 Festival - Nov. 5-6, 2022 - and check back with us next Spring. Thanks!