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Twin Lakes Park 9:30 am
Twin Lakes Park @ Twin Lakes Park
Jul 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Leader: Tom C. Contact: (914) 589-8826   Flat easy 2 mile walk around the lake. Come hungry!   Twin Lakes Park 960 California Rd. Eastchester, NY Hutchinson River Parkway south to Exit 18 W(N-Bound exit 17)-Eastchester-Rt turn onto Mill Road then 1st left at light onto California Rd. Park Entrance is 4 blocks down on left. Park in lot on left not in Stable lot.     ——————————– 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[...]
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Winnakee Nature Preserve (with MHMA) 10:00 am
Winnakee Nature Preserve (with MHMA) @ WINNAKEE NATURE PRESERVE
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Leader: Tom C. Contact: (914) 589-8826 Erwin K (MHMA) 917 686 6505   MHMA JOINT WALK, Hyde Park NY Gentle slopes, loop trail; park in dirt lot behind Hyde Park Florist (no parking in paved lot) 10 a.m. Start   WINNAKEE NATURE PRESERVE Behind 4204 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY Taconic State Parkway North to exit NY-55 W toward Poughkeepsie. After 8.3 m turn right onto Columbus Dr/Washington St. After 0.7 m take a slight right toward N Rd. After 0.1 m turn right onto US-9 N/N Rd. Look for a Florist (Pete’s Famous Restaurant is closed) on right in 4.1[...]
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Tallman Mountain Park 9:30 am
Tallman Mountain Park @ Tallman Mountain Park
Jul 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Leader: Marie T. (845) 398-3522   so what if it says mountain-it’s an easy walk   Tallman Mountain State Park, US 9W South of I 287 Piermont NY   West on I-287 across Tappan Zee Bridge to exit10, Rte 9W south (and the first exit after crossing the bridge.) Go 4 miles to park entrance on left on Rockland Rd. GPS Beware This park is variously listed as being in Palisade NY, Orangetown NY, Piermont NY &Sparkhill NY 16 Miles from White Plains NY (Bridge toll and no possibility of public transport)     ——————————– When collecting, please obey COMA’s guidelines[...]
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Putnam Memorial State Park 9:30 am
Putnam Memorial State Park @ Putnam Park
Jul 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Leader: Joe & Kathy B. (203)544-9622   easy walk with parking and restrooms 499 Black Rock Tpke, West Redding, CT   From White Plains : I-684N to I-84E ; take Exit 6 Newtown Road East (toward Bethel) .3m then right turn on Payne Road which turns into CT 58-Putnam Park Road (six miles total) Park entrance is at the intersection of Route 58 &107. From West: I-84, take Exit 5 to Rte 53 South for 3.4 miles to Rte 302. Take Rte 302 East for 1.6m to Rte 58. Take Rte 58 South for 2.8 m. Putnam Memorial at intersection of Rte[...]
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NEMF 2017 41st Annual Foray 9:30 am
NEMF 2017 41st Annual Foray @ Stratton Mt. Resort
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am – Jul 30 @ 11:30 am
COMA is a co-host club with NYMS for the 2017 41st Anuual NEMF Foray     Stratton Mountain Resort, Vermont Foray plus shopping, golfing, swimming and other resort style fun   ——————————– 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[...]
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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.

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Twin Lakes Park 9:30 am
Twin Lakes Park @ Twin Lakes Park
Jul 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Leader: Tom C. Contact: (914) 589-8826   Flat easy 2 mile walk around the lake. Come hungry!   Twin Lakes Park 960 California Rd. Eastchester, NY Hutchinson River Parkway south to Exit 18 W(N-Bound exit 17)-Eastchester-Rt turn onto Mill Road then 1st left at light onto California Rd. Park Entrance is 4 blocks down on left. Park in lot on left not in Stable lot.     ——————————– 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[...]
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Winnakee Nature Preserve (with MHMA) 10:00 am
Winnakee Nature Preserve (with MHMA) @ WINNAKEE NATURE PRESERVE
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Leader: Tom C. Contact: (914) 589-8826 Erwin K (MHMA) 917 686 6505   MHMA JOINT WALK, Hyde Park NY Gentle slopes, loop trail; park in dirt lot behind Hyde Park Florist (no parking in paved lot) 10 a.m. Start   WINNAKEE NATURE PRESERVE Behind 4204 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY Taconic State Parkway North to exit NY-55 W toward Poughkeepsie. After 8.3 m turn right onto Columbus Dr/Washington St. After 0.7 m take a slight right toward N Rd. After 0.1 m turn right onto US-9 N/N Rd. Look for a Florist (Pete’s Famous Restaurant is closed) on right in 4.1[...]
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Tallman Mountain Park 9:30 am
Tallman Mountain Park @ Tallman Mountain Park
Jul 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Leader: Marie T. (845) 398-3522   so what if it says mountain-it’s an easy walk   Tallman Mountain State Park, US 9W South of I 287 Piermont NY   West on I-287 across Tappan Zee Bridge to exit10, Rte 9W south (and the first exit after crossing the bridge.) Go 4 miles to park entrance on left on Rockland Rd. GPS Beware This park is variously listed as being in Palisade NY, Orangetown NY, Piermont NY &Sparkhill NY 16 Miles from White Plains NY (Bridge toll and no possibility of public transport)     ——————————– When collecting, please obey COMA’s guidelines[...]
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Putnam Memorial State Park 9:30 am
Putnam Memorial State Park @ Putnam Park
Jul 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Leader: Joe & Kathy B. (203)544-9622   easy walk with parking and restrooms 499 Black Rock Tpke, West Redding, CT   From White Plains : I-684N to I-84E ; take Exit 6 Newtown Road East (toward Bethel) .3m then right turn on Payne Road which turns into CT 58-Putnam Park Road (six miles total) Park entrance is at the intersection of Route 58 &107. From West: I-84, take Exit 5 to Rte 53 South for 3.4 miles to Rte 302. Take Rte 302 East for 1.6m to Rte 58. Take Rte 58 South for 2.8 m. Putnam Memorial at intersection of Rte[...]
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NEMF 2017 41st Annual Foray 9:30 am
NEMF 2017 41st Annual Foray @ Stratton Mt. Resort
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am – Jul 30 @ 11:30 am
COMA is a co-host club with NYMS for the 2017 41st Anuual NEMF Foray     Stratton Mountain Resort, Vermont Foray plus shopping, golfing, swimming and other resort style fun   ——————————– 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[...]
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