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Joint Mushroom Walk with COMA
July 10, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Winnakee Nature Preserve
4204 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY
This is an easy walk with gently sloping trails.
We plan on starting at 9:30 and we hope to finish around 11:30, although we could be an hour or so later.
Arrive early so we can all sign in, tick proof ourselves and have a prewalk intro.
Please park in the Dirt Lot, Behind Pete’s Restaurant. (The restaurant is closed. I can’t remember if the sign is still up, so for points of interest, it’s North of the Hyde Park Antique Center and South of Monroe Muffler, on the Northbound side of Route 9)
Recommendations for hike participants:
Wear appropriate footwear for hiking on hills, rocks, forest litter and possible wet areas (no rocker style sneakers please). Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
Walks are held in areas typically infested with ticks. Wear appropriate clothing and/or use insect repellent 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, a whistle and some good luck!
We plan on having an ID session and a picnic lunch after the walk, so bring a bag lunch.
See you all there!