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Denver Botanic Gardens - Wild Mushroom Foraging Basics

Wild Mushroom Basics

Head towards a secret location for a day trip/mushroom foray and a walk in the woods. You’ll gain a firm handle on the foundations of mushroom identification as you locate a variety of medicinal and edible fungi growing in the wild. You’ll have a chance to discuss mushroom anatomy and learn the tools for contrasting mushrooms that may be poisonous with those that may inspire a dinner party. Bring your field guides and we’ll unlock some nature! You’ll return with a better understanding of what it means to hunt for mushrooms.

Mother Nature is a wild beast and we cannot guarantee the number or variety of the mushrooms we will find. Bring your positive attitude and your hiking apparel (i.e., long pants, hat, good footwear), as well as water, snacks, lunch, and an awareness that it may be possible that we will be walking at elevation and on varying groundcover for several hours. All participants should come prepared for weather in the high country.

  • Capacity is strictly limited.
  • We will meet promptly at the (TBD) meeting spot in order to arrange to carpool and to have a brief discussion on what to expect for the day.
  • The class will be emailed should the weather be an issue or cause for cancellation. All students will be refunded should the weather not cooperate.

Location: The hike location and meeting spot will be confirmed and emailed to registrants the week before class.

Class length does NOT necessarily include drive time to or from our meeting place to the hiking location.