Mushroom Hunting 101 with Mushroom Mike Essam
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Come ready to learn, this is an information intensive day! We’ll cover mushroom anatomy and identification techniques, habitats, plant and tree associations, collection ethics, and photographic documentation techniques.
You will learn poisonous, medicinal and some safe delicious edible mushrooms along the way.
Walk away from this workshop with a confidence and ability to identify numerous mushroom species in our glorious state.
A large 21 person military tent with winter liner is provided for a community tent during class hours and may be used for sleeping at night.
Tent is complete with 2 wood burning stoves and a cot for each student. This is a shared tent for all students that wish to use it.
Water will be provided but you will be required to bring your own food.
Bring appropriate clothing, good hiking boots, sunscreen and UV protective sunglasses and a water bottle.
We will not provide you with any gear, so please come prepared if you intend to stay overnight.
Fixed blade knife, overnight camping gear, winter sleeping bag and a small backpack. Check our recommended items list for more details!
You may sleep in a tent you bring, in your vehicle, in a primitive shelter, or share one of our military tents which have wood burning stoves inside.
Please bring warm outdoor clothing and rain gear. Layers are important in Colorado.
You will want a water whicking base layer, an insulating mid layer, and a waterproof breathable outer shell.
Check out our Clothes Layering Basics if you are unsure of what to wear.
Your instructor will be Mike Essam.
For an additional fee, you may camp overnight after class. Camping option available at registration.
3840 Hawk Ln, Colorado Springs, CO