Tours

Come join us on a mushroom safari tour!

Checklist for Mushroom Hunting

“Be Prepared” is the Boy Scout’s motto. When mushroom hunting, you are most often off trail and in the wilds, so being prepared can save your life.

On Your Body

Polyester or wool clothes* (During hunting season, advise wearing orange or red)
Rain pants*
Rain jacket*
Sturdy boots, water resistant or water proof*
Hat – appropriate for conditions*
Gloves
Wristwatch*
Compass * & mirror*
Whistle *
Hand lens
FRS walkie-talkie radio (optional)
GPS (optional)
Gaters
Flashlight (small) & extra batteries

For Collecting Mushrooms

Container, basket or bucket*
Knife, brightly marked*
Waxed bags (optional)
Foam head paint brush

In Your Backpack

Good map of area*
Lunch*
Water*
Extra clothes*
Sunscreen
Insect repellent
Trowel & toilet paper*
Field guide and keys* (All the Rain Promises, and More... by David Arora)
Spore making equipment (white & black paper)
Notebook & pencil
Camera
Emergency blanket*
First aid kit*
Matches (waterproof) or lighter* and fire starter
Walking stick
Bring a permit for the respective National Forest, if needed.