Sat, Sep 22|
Harlem Valley Homestead
Learn how to identify the rich array of edible, medicinal and ecologically important fungi that grow in the Harlem Valley!
Time & Location
Sep 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Harlem Valley Homestead, 147 Old Forge Rd, Wingdale, NY 12594, USA
About the event
The Oblong Land Conservancy is proud to co-host with HVATC (Harlem Valley Appalacian Trail Club) this hike and event at Harlem Valley Homestead. In this 2 hour walk and talk, farm naturalist & mycologist Alanna Burns will lead you through learning the seasonal fungi that grow in the Harlem Valley. From the backyard to pastures and woods, you will leave with new knowledge of identification, ecology, and practical uses of mushrooms and wild plants that grow in our area..
We will meet at the Harlem Valley Homestead at 10:00 am, and hike in search of mycelium and other natural edibles. Please dress prepared for hiking in the woods and on the property, consider sunscreen, bug spray and hiking attire. While not a vigorous hike, this walk will involve going up and down some hills. Please come dressed for the farm and weather. For your comfort, we recommend long pants, closed-toed shoes, and a hat if there is sun in the forecast as well as sunscreen and bug spray. You are welcome to bring baskets for collecting mushrooms and field guides for identification. A limited amount will also be available for use. A small notebook and pen also encouraged to record notes from the field.
Space is limited, RSVP is required.
Learn more about the Oblong Land conservancy here: https://www.oblongland.org/
Learn more about the Harlem Valley Appalachian Trail Club here: http://appalachiantrail.org/home/conservation/a-t-community-program/at-community-partners/harlem-valley-(dover-pawling-ny)