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First Saturdays on the Trail: MUSHROOM ID RAMBLE

When: Sat, September 5, 10am – 12pm
Where: Sloan Gorge, 476 Stoll Road, Woodstock, NY (map)

Woodstock Land Conservancy is teaming up again with the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association and the 15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble for a walk at Sloan Gorge - a unique 88-acre preserve containing mixed forests, vernal pools, old bluestone quarries, and unusual geologic features. This is one of our most popular and fun walks of the year. Experts and novices alike will sharpen their sleuthing skills, looking high and low for signs of fungi. Learn the basics of fungi identification, knowing which are safe and which are poisonous, as well as the place of fungi in the ecology of the woodland. A field guide would be a useful tool if available. Please wear appropriate footwear for woodland trails with possible scrambling over rocks. It should be understood that the presence of fungi is entirely dependent upon weather conditions leading up to the time of the walk. WLC's First Saturdays on the Trail series brings many local professionals to the trail to share their passion for nature. These morning walks are free and open to the public. Bring the kids along. This event will cancel in the event of rain. Please check our website and facebook page for updates.