Wild Arkansas

October 10, 2008

Wild Arkansas: Mushroom Season

Filed under: Edible plants, foraging, mushrooms, Wildcrafting — Tags: , , , — WildArkansas @ 3:24 pm

Mushroom hunting lately?

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.



  1. i live in ar. and i would like to attend your event. in what city are you located

    Comment by ira espinosa — October 19, 2008 @ 4:47 am

  2. Hi Ira. Maybe you didn’t notice the date. It was for Saturday in Lowell.
    If I get enough requests I’ll do another, but there doesn’t seem to be much interest. I am available for a walk around of the area for individuals just about anytime. Email me when you’re up for one. maturehealth_at_yahoo dot com

    Comment by maturehealth — October 19, 2008 @ 5:35 am

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