It’s an exciting season in Arkansas and the Arkansas Mycological Society is almost always active during this season.
Here are a couple forays below:
Arkansas Mycological Society’s Jay Justice is leading a mushroom hunt at Woolly Hollow State Park, tomorrow (October 11 and again on Nov. 22), 10 am to 3 pm.
In the newsletter I receive the event will be cancelled if it rains.
Another foray will be at Lake Sylvia Rec area, Perry County on November 1st, 10 am to 3 pm. Weather permitting.
For all forays it is suggested that you bring a sack lunch.
If you choose to go mushroom hunting without an expert, remember that there are at least 100,000 species of fungi out there and approximately one percent are poisonous. Arkansas happens to have species from nearly every poisonous class.
Know without question the type of mushroom you have before taking a bite. Your first nibble could be your last.