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Annual Locust Grove Mushroom Walk
September 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
(We’ll have an introduction to foraging mushrooms before we start the walk, so please arrive early)
This is the only day of the year that Locust Grove permits anyone to harvest anything from the woods. Please don’t jeopardize our relationship with them by breaking this rule.
We plan on having an ID session after the walk.
Locust Grove Historic Site
2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States
Locust Grove Phone: 845-454-4500 Website: www.lgny.org/
Recommendations for hike participants:
Wear appropriate footwear for hiking on hills, rocks, forest litter and possible wet areas (no rocker style sneakers ple…ase). Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
Walks are held in areas typically infested with ticks. Wear appropriate clothing and/or use insect repellant to protect yourself from tick bites and possibly Lyme disease.
Walk leaders are there to assist members in learning techniques for identifying wild mushrooms. It is the sole responsibility of each individual to properly identify wild mushrooms they are going to eat. Some poisonous wild mushrooms can cause severe illness and even death. Edible mushrooms can cause reactions in some individuals, so whenever eating a new species for the first time, only consume a small amount to determine whether you have any reaction.
In addition to proper footwear and attire, bring a mushroom guide, a knife, basket, waxed paper bags, bug repellent, sun screen, water, sunglasses, a snack, a walking stick and some good luck!
See you all there!