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Mushroom Hunting Walk, with The Mushroom Hunting Foundation

Saturday, June 3 -- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In our region, the spring season brings out many amazing mushroom species. Ryan and Emily Bouchard, founding instructors at The Mushroom Hunting Foundation, will lead us into the forest for a close look at local fungi in their natural habitats. In addition to learning about the fascinating science of mushroom identification, you’ll hear great tips on mushroom photography, and see firsthand how the collecting tools are used.

This program will take place in person. We will meet at the library and then proceed outdoors to Robinson Woods.

  • All are welcome, but attendance is limited. If you plan on attending, please register for this program below so that we can send you a reminder on the day of the event.  

  • If you have registered and will no longer be able to join us, please notify the library to let us know so that we can offer your spot to someone else. 

  • The walk will not be difficult, but don’t wear your best shoes and clothes. 
  • Attendees are encouraged to bring their cameras or phones. 
  • Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.
  • It is recommended to attend the previous slideshow class if possible.

Please register by filling out the form below
and we’ll send you a link to join us!

About The Mushroom Hunting Foundation
Together, Ryan and Emily Bouchard created the Mushroom Hunting Foundation. It is a nonprofit organization that teaches the best methods for the hobby, based on the science of mycology, and aims to make mushroom hunting a better-known part of our culture. Ryan and Emily have taught thousands of students how to safely enjoy America’s incredible wild mushrooms.

Ryan T. Bouchard is the author of the book Gourmet Mushrooms of the Northeast 2019. Written, photographed, and graphically designed by Ryan, this work was an innovative combination of book and calendar, showing the annual progression of mushroom seasons, and it introduced regional residents to some astonishing and delicious local life forms.  

Emily Bouchard, in addition to studying our region’s edible wild mushrooms and plants, studies the nutritional values of those ingredients and the many incredible ways they can be cooked. Other topics of her particular interest include the uses of mushrooms in different cultures, and even the new technological uses of fungi, which include decontaminating polluted soil and water. Emily’s passion for ecological awareness and creative cooking has informed and inspired audiences all over New England and New York, and sometimes beyond.



Saturday, June 3
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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