• The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain (map)
  • 8519 Pickards Meadow Road
  • Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
  • United States

Mushroom Hunting

with Local Mycologist, Anna McHugh

Two sessions- October 15th, 9:00am - 12:00pm OR 2:00pm-4:30pm

Local Mycologist Anna McHugh, author of website/blog Crazy About Mushrooms, writes:

"Mushrooms have aroused suspicion and fear for millennia, despite their many uses. Fungi provide us with penicillin, bread, beer, and untold bounties in our orchards, fields, meadows, and forests. For me, fungus represents the inherent mystery of our planet- terra incognita if you will- and it offers us a tremendous wealth of wisdom about nature. Unseen beneath our feet lies a network of fungi that helps carry the pulse of life to every corner of the earth, and it is both an honor and pleasure to serve as an advocate for these remarkable organisms."

Anna McHugh will lead us in a quick course on mushroom identification, then we will walk and collect mushrooms, and if we’re lucky, taste what we find! The Eco-Institute is home to numerous types of wild mushrooms, from the delicious to the deadly. Join us as we foray into the mystical world of mushroom hunting.

We will meet at the green-roofed barn.

Price & Registration

Suggested donation for this class is $20.