Join mushroom enthusiast Susan Hopkins to discover what fabulous fungi are growing in our woods. The forested trail to Minnow Pond is home to dozens of mushrooms that offer a rich introduction and exploration of the “wood wide web.” Which mushrooms may be fruiting changes constantly, and Susan will share her knowledge of what’s “on view.” Discover which mushrooms to forage for a delicious dinner or delightful dye and which to avoid for you and your pets’ well-being.
Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water, bug spray, and appropriate outerwear. Walk is rain or shine but will be canceled in case of thunderstorms or severe weather.
Free, does not include admission to museum exhibits. Pre-registration required.
The Visitor Center will open at 9:30am. Please bring your ticket and check in at admissions. Admissions staff will direct you to the Marion River Carry Pavilion to meet Susan.
The walk will take place on Minnow Pond Trail. The trail is a ¾-mile, easy to moderate trail and may have varied conditions. Depending on the abundance of mushrooms, the group may not hike entire trail.
Bring a notebook and pencil if you’d like to take notes and/or your camera to take pictures.
The mushroom walk is rain or shine. In case of thunderstorms or severe weather, we will cancel the program and will contact you as soon as possible.
Dogs, except service dogs, are not allowed on the museum campus or trails.