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
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 names. COMA 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.