Sawabi mushroom walk, May 9

THE NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY INVITES YOU TO A MUSHROOM HUNT THIS SATURDAY, MAY 9

 

Brad Willis will be leading a wild (and edible) mushroom hunt this Saturday, May 9.

 To carpool or caravan:  Meet at 10:00 am by the Bison Sculpture by the big parking lot at ISU lower campus (5thand Dillon).

Or…Meet at 10:30 am at the site, the Nordic Center (up East Fork Mink Creek).

 

Trip Description:

We will hike until 3:00 pm or later depending on what flora are out and level of intrepidness.

In past years trail conditions on East Fork trails have been decent, with some steady climbs in spots.  We will walk at a slow pace and keep a close eye out for fungus.  This trail is characterized as an easy to medium strenuous hike so bring good footwear, water, and dress for spring weather in the Rockies.

Edible Spring mushrooms expected include:  Agaricus (common button mushroom), Oyster mushroom, morels, Coprinus mushrooms, shaggy caps, cup fungi, and who knows what else.  I have found a couple of handfuls of Agaricus and Shaggy caps around Pocatello and several types of non-edible fungus up City Creek and other trails.  There are also abundant wild flowers out now, and the rain this week should pull fungus from the ground, and boost the bloom power out there.

 

For further information contact Brad Willis at 530-2937 or Bob McCoy 241-5851.