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Rogerson Foray 9:30 am
Rogerson Foray @ Camp Hemlocks in Hebron, CT
Sep 1 @ 9:30 am – Sep 4 @ 11:30 am
Our main annual event. Mushroom walks, ID tables, mycophagy, workshops, lectures by world-renown mycologists, mushroom themed items auction and more. Camp Hemlocks 85 Jones St. Hebron Ct http://www.comafungi.org/special-events/clark-rogerson-foray/   When collecting, please obey COMA’s guidelines – which include no uprooting of noninvasive plants and no commercial collecting – 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[...]
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Fahnestock Pelton Pond Walk/Picnic/ID with NYMS 10:30 am
Fahnestock Pelton Pond Walk/Picnic/ID with NYMS @ Pelton Pond - Fahnestock State Park
Sep 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Leader: Morrs (718)636-6348   Flat, easy trail, 10:30 start 1498 Route 301 Carmel, NY 10512   Pelton Pond (Sept 9 – This walk begins at 10:30 am): Taconic State Pkwy to 0.7 m on NY-301/Cold Spring Turnpike, past camping area on left to Pelton on left. Park is Approx 36 Miles from White Plains ——————————– When collecting, please obey COMA’s guidelines – which include no uprooting of noninvasive plants and no commercial collecting – 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[...]
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Altschul Preserve 9:30 am
Altschul Preserve @ Altshul Preserve
Sep 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Leader: Alex (607) 351-2671   1.5 mile trail Stamford Ct.   Take exit 34 off the Merritt Parkway and go north on Route 104; drive 2.3 miles and then turn left (through two stone pillars) on Sawmill Road; drive 0.7 miles and turn left on Dundee Road; drive 0.5 of a mile to the Preserve sign on your right and park by the side of the road. ——————————– When collecting, please obey COMA’s guidelines – which include no uprooting of noninvasive plants and no commercial collecting – as well as the policy of the property we are visiting. Note that sometimes[...]
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New Pond Farm 9:30 am
New Pond Farm @ New Pond Farm
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Leader: Joe &Kathy B. (203)544-9622   101 Marchant Rd, Redding, CT – Private Park- Special Appointment OUT by 1:30pm Park in 3rd Driveway   CT-7 to Rt 107 through Georgetown, CT. Left at Rt 53 and follow for 2.5 m. After passing John Read Middle School (which will be to your right), turn Left onto Umpawaug Road. After 0.4 m take the second right onto Marchant Road. Farm has the first three driveways on right. White farm house and yellow barns. Please park in the third driveway (gravel lot). http://www.newpondfarm.org/ ——————————– When collecting, please obey COMA’s guidelines – which include no[...]
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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
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Rogerson Foray 9:30 am
Rogerson Foray @ Camp Hemlocks in Hebron, CT
Sep 1 @ 9:30 am – Sep 4 @ 11:30 am
Our main annual event. Mushroom walks, ID tables, mycophagy, workshops, lectures by world-renown mycologists, mushroom themed items auction and more. Camp Hemlocks 85 Jones St. Hebron Ct http://www.comafungi.org/special-events/clark-rogerson-foray/   When collecting, please obey COMA’s guidelines – which include no uprooting of noninvasive plants and no commercial collecting – 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[...]
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Fahnestock Pelton Pond Walk/Picnic/ID with NYMS 10:30 am
Fahnestock Pelton Pond Walk/Picnic/ID with NYMS @ Pelton Pond - Fahnestock State Park
Sep 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Leader: Morrs (718)636-6348   Flat, easy trail, 10:30 start 1498 Route 301 Carmel, NY 10512   Pelton Pond (Sept 9 – This walk begins at 10:30 am): Taconic State Pkwy to 0.7 m on NY-301/Cold Spring Turnpike, past camping area on left to Pelton on left. Park is Approx 36 Miles from White Plains ——————————– When collecting, please obey COMA’s guidelines – which include no uprooting of noninvasive plants and no commercial collecting – 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[...]
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Altschul Preserve 9:30 am
Altschul Preserve @ Altshul Preserve
Sep 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Leader: Alex (607) 351-2671   1.5 mile trail Stamford Ct.   Take exit 34 off the Merritt Parkway and go north on Route 104; drive 2.3 miles and then turn left (through two stone pillars) on Sawmill Road; drive 0.7 miles and turn left on Dundee Road; drive 0.5 of a mile to the Preserve sign on your right and park by the side of the road. ——————————– When collecting, please obey COMA’s guidelines – which include no uprooting of noninvasive plants and no commercial collecting – as well as the policy of the property we are visiting. Note that sometimes[...]
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New Pond Farm 9:30 am
New Pond Farm @ New Pond Farm
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Leader: Joe &Kathy B. (203)544-9622   101 Marchant Rd, Redding, CT – Private Park- Special Appointment OUT by 1:30pm Park in 3rd Driveway   CT-7 to Rt 107 through Georgetown, CT. Left at Rt 53 and follow for 2.5 m. After passing John Read Middle School (which will be to your right), turn Left onto Umpawaug Road. After 0.4 m take the second right onto Marchant Road. Farm has the first three driveways on right. White farm house and yellow barns. Please park in the third driveway (gravel lot). http://www.newpondfarm.org/ ——————————– When collecting, please obey COMA’s guidelines – which include no[...]
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