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Walk with NYMS
August 31, 2014 @ 10:15 am - 2:00 pm
Join us for a mushroom walk with the NYMS!
Sunday August 31
We will meet at the Beacon Train Station at 10:15 am and shuttle anyone traveling from NYC to our walk location, and return our guests to the train at the end of the walk.
We’ll spend our day at the Stonykill Farm Environmental Center in Wappingers Falls.
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 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 repellant, sun screen, water, sunglasses, a snack, a walking stick and some good luck!
Don’t forget to pack a lunch to eat before we sit down to ID what we find!
The morning train leaves Grand Central at 8:43 AM and arrives at 10:14 AM
We hope to be done with the walk, lunch and ID session in time for the train leaving Beacon at 3:12 PM and arriving at Grand Central at 4:41 PM (There is also a train leaving for NYC at 2:12 and one at 3:58)