Welcome to the Connecticut Westchester Mycological Association

What are you looking for?
Connecticut Westchester Mycological Association, 914-294-5015
!!Drop
Home » Calendar

Calendar

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2
3
4
UNTERMEYER GARDENS LICHEN WALK 10:30 am
UNTERMEYER GARDENS LICHEN WALK @ Untermyer Park
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
10:30 Start! Leader: Nova P. (202) 441-3845     easy walk (plenty of oaks so there might still be hens too) Metered street parking.   The main entrance is 945 N Broadway Rd Yonkers, NYon North Broadway in Yonkers, just south of St. John’s Riverside Hospital. From the Saw Mill Parkway, take Exit 9/Executive Blvd., and go up the hill to North Broadway. Turn left on North Broadway, the garden is about 1/2 mile on the right, the first driveway after the hospital. There is a small Untermeyer Park sign. ——————————– When collecting, please obey COMA’s guidelines – which include no[...]
5
6
7
8
9
COMA Annual Banquet 7:00 pm
COMA Annual Banquet @ Friends Meeting House
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
COMA requests the pleasure of your company at the annual banquet and election of the 2017 COMA officers and board. Please bring a favorite dish (sufficient to serve 6-8 people) for the buffet table. Dishes containing wild mushrooms must be registered with Joe Brandt (203-544-9622, or JLBCO@hotmail.com), and must be labeled to show ingredients. Dishes should arrive ready for the buffet table, with serving utensils. They may be reheated at the meeting house. COMA will provide place settings and beverages. This event is open only to paid COMA members and their guests. To join COMA, visit our membership page. Directions to Friends’[...]
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

 

Click here for the walk calendar and directions in pdf format.

Walks begin at 9:30 am. All walks (except spring morel walks) are free and open to the public. Spring morel walks are open to members only; for more information about membership, or to join, click here.

“Tom’s Take” notes on walk pages are special tips from COMA’s irrepressible walk coordinator, Tom Cascione.

Attendees are encouraged to bring field equipment:

  • collecting basket
  • pocket knife
  • notebook and pencil/pen
  • paper bags or wax paper bags
  • magnifying lens
  • whistle and/or compass
  • mushroom field guide
All attendees must sign the walk sign-in sheet at the beginning of each walk. Since we will be in the woods, you should apply insect repellent containing citronella oil (little or no toxicity), permethrin (generally low mammalian toxicity) or DEET (high toxicity). Wear comfortable walking shoes or boots. We often leave the trail to hunt mushrooms, increasing exposure to underbrush. To minimize the risk of deer tick bites on and off the trial, we recommend wearing light-colored clothing, long-sleeved shirts and pants tucked into socks.

When collecting, please obey COMA’s guidelines as well as the policy of the property we are visiting. Note that sometimes the “do not disturb wildlife” policy of parks we visit will have exceptions granted to us for identification purposes. Please remember to ask our walk guides about collection guidelines for these properties. Our walks are followed by a communal lunch and a mushroom identification session.

Bring your lunch (and something to share) and a mushroom manual to help with the identification of our finds. We keep detailed lists of all the fungi we find and provide checklists at each walk to help you keep track of your finds; you can also print your own copy of our beginner mushroom checklist, advanced mushroom checklist and list of new names for mushrooms commonly described in field guides using older namesCOMA is not responsible for mushroom identification.

Walk leaders must follow the walk leader guidelines.

Evening Programs are held at the Friends Meeting House in Purchase, New York.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2
3
4
UNTERMEYER GARDENS LICHEN WALK 10:30 am
UNTERMEYER GARDENS LICHEN WALK @ Untermyer Park
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
10:30 Start! Leader: Nova P. (202) 441-3845     easy walk (plenty of oaks so there might still be hens too) Metered street parking.   The main entrance is 945 N Broadway Rd Yonkers, NYon North Broadway in Yonkers, just south of St. John’s Riverside Hospital. From the Saw Mill Parkway, take Exit 9/Executive Blvd., and go up the hill to North Broadway. Turn left on North Broadway, the garden is about 1/2 mile on the right, the first driveway after the hospital. There is a small Untermeyer Park sign. ——————————– When collecting, please obey COMA’s guidelines – which include no[...]
5
6
7
8
9
COMA Annual Banquet 7:00 pm
COMA Annual Banquet @ Friends Meeting House
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
COMA requests the pleasure of your company at the annual banquet and election of the 2017 COMA officers and board. Please bring a favorite dish (sufficient to serve 6-8 people) for the buffet table. Dishes containing wild mushrooms must be registered with Joe Brandt (203-544-9622, or JLBCO@hotmail.com), and must be labeled to show ingredients. Dishes should arrive ready for the buffet table, with serving utensils. They may be reheated at the meeting house. COMA will provide place settings and beverages. This event is open only to paid COMA members and their guests. To join COMA, visit our membership page. Directions to Friends’[...]
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30