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NYMS Pop-Up Walk Central Park, Manhattan, Saturday May 28, 2022

Agaricus sp., Andrew Cannon, 5/7/17

Please join us for a walk in Central Park this Saturday at 10am.

Despite the recent rains we’re still in the middle of the ‘spring lull’, with fungi relatively scarce. We’re most likely to find tiny ascomycetes aka ‘dots on sticks’, crusts and polypores.

As with all NYMS walks we are focusing on documenting biodiversity, not collecting. Park rangers are known to fine people for picking fungi.

The more typical macrofungi will not appear in any abundance until late June.

If you’ve never been on a mushroom walk with us before, here’s what to expect.

Bring water and lunch. Note that ticks are now a year-round hazard.

Many members document their finds using the iNaturalist app – we highly recommend doing so.

The walk

It is always advisable to check the MTA Service Advisory web page.

I look forward to seeing you this Saturday!

Sigrid Jakob
New York Mycological Society
917 244 3700

NYMS Pop-Up Walk Cunningham Park, Queens Sunday May 22, 2022

Reticularia lycoperdon, Tom Bigelow, 5/21/16

Please join us for a walk in Cunningham Park this Sunday.

We’re still in the middle of the ‘spring lull’, with fungi relatively scarce. We’re most likely to find tiny ascomycetes aka ‘dots on sticks’, crusts and polypores.
The more typical macrofungi will not appear in any abundance until late June.
If you’ve never been on a mushroom walk with us before, here’s what to expect.
It will be hot! Bring plenty of water and lunch. Note that ticks are now a year-round hazard.
Many members document their finds using the iNaturalist app – we highly recommend doing so.
The walk
To reach Cunningham Park take the E or F train to the Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike station and switch to the Q46 Bus. Take the Q46 Bus to the Francis Lewis Boulevard stop at the corner of Union Turnpike and Francis Lewis Boulevard.
We will meet by the entrance to the park at the South East corner of the intersection at 11am.
It is always advisable to check the MTA Service Advisory web page.
I look forward to seeing you this Sunday!
Sigrid Jakob
New York Mycological Society
917 244 3700

NYMS Pop-Up Walk Seton Falls Park, Bronx Saturday May 14, 2022

Mycena sp., Tom Bigelow, 5/19/19

Please join us for a walk in Seton Falls Park this Saturday. We’re being joined by a very special guest – botanist and biodiversity campaigner Marielle Anzelone, who will help us learn more about the flora of this little ecosystem.

We’re still in the middle of the ‘spring lull’, with fungi relatively scarce. We’re most likely to find tiny ascomycetes aka ‘dots on sticks’, crusts and polypores.
The more typical macrofungi will not appear in any abundance until late June.
If you’ve never been on a mushroom walk with us before, here’s what to expect.
Bring water and lunch. Note that ticks are now a year-round hazard.
Many members document their finds using the iNaturalist app – we highly recommend doing so.

NYMS Van Cortlandt Park pop-up walk Sunday May 8, 2022

Steccherinum ochraceum, Tom Bigelow, Van Cortlandt Park, 5/27/12

Please join us for a walk in Van Cortlandt Park this Sunday. Yes, we know it’s Mother’s Day but it’s forecast to rain all of Saturday. Some rain is also forecast for Sunday, but the walk will happen rain or shine. Moms welcome!

It’s still very early in the season, but a couple of spring fungi like Pluteus, Cerioporus squamosus and Agrocybe have recently been sighted. We should also expect to see some tiny ascomycetes aka ‘dots on sticks’, crusts and polypores.

The more typical macrofungi will not appear in any abundance until late June.

If you’ve never been on a mushroom walk with us before, here’s what to expect.

Bring water and lunch. Note that ticks are now a year-round hazard.

Many members document their finds using the iNaturalist app – we highly recommend doing so.

The walk


It is always advisable to check the MTA Service Advisory web page: MTA Service Alerts.
I look forward to seeing you this Saturday!

Sigrid Jakob

New York Mycological Society

917 244 3700

NYMS Kissena Park pop-up walk Saturday April 30, 2022

Agrocybe sp., C├ęsar Castillo, Kissena Park, 4/27/19

Please join us for a walk in Kissena Park this Saturday.

We’ll walk through the remains of the Parsons Nursery (which introduced over 100 species of exotic trees and shrubs to north America in the 1800s) and will continue to the forested 13 acres at the park’s south-eastern corner.

We should expect to see tiny ascomycetes aka ‘dots on sticks’, crusts and polypores. Perhaps, if we’re lucky, we’ll also see a couple of the first spring fungi – genera like Agrocybe or Pluteus.

The more typical macrofungi will not appear in any abundance until late June.

If you’ve never been on a mushroom walk with us before, here’s what to expect.

Bring water and lunch. Note that ticks are now a year-round hazard.

Many members document their finds using the iNaturalist app – we highly recommend doing so.

The walk


It is always advisable to check the MTA Service Advisory web page: MTA Service Alerts.
I look forward to seeing you this Saturday!

Sigrid Jakob

New York Mycological Society

917 244 3700

NYMS Pop-Up Walk Alley Pond Park, Queens Sunday April 24, 2022

Porodisculus pendulus, Tom Bigelow, Alley Pond Park, 4/14/19

Please join us on a walk in Alley Pond Park this Sunday.

We should expect to see tiny ascomycetes aka ‘dots on sticks’, crusts and polypores. Perhaps, if we’re lucky, we’ll also see a couple of the first spring fungi – genera like Agrocybe or Pluteus.

The more typical macrofungi will not appear in any abundance until late June.

If you’ve never been on a mushroom walk with us before, here’s what to expect.

Bring water and lunch. Note that ticks are now a year-round hazard.

Many members document their finds using the iNaturalist app – we highly recommend doing so.

The walk

It is always advisable to check the MTA Service Advisory web page: MTA Service Alerts.

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

Sigrid Jakob
New York Mycological Society

917 244 3700

NYMS Pop-Up Walk Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan – Saturday April 16, 2022

Cerioporus squamosus, Zihao Wang, Inwood Hill Park, 4/24/21

Please join us on a walk in Inwood Hill Park this Saturday.

We should expect to see tiny ascomycetes aka ‘dots on sticks’, crusts and polypores. Perhaps, if we’re lucky, we’ll also see a couple of the first spring fungi – genera like Agrocybe or Pluteus.

The more typical macrofungi will not appear in any abundance until late June.

If you’ve never been on a mushroom walk with us before, here’s what to expect.

Bring water and lunch. Note that ticks are now a year-round hazard.

Many members document their finds using the iNaturalist app – we highly recommend doing so.

The walk

NYMS Pop-Up Walk Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx Saturday April 9, 2022

Neofavolus sp., Andrew Cannon, Van Cortlandt Park, 4/20/19

Please join us for a walk in Van Cortlandt Park this Saturday.

We should expect to see crusts, tiny ascomycetes aka ‘dots on sticks’, polypores and a few jelly fung. Perhaps, if we’re lucky, we’ll also see a couple of the first Spring fungi – genera like Agrocybe or Pluteus.

If you’ve never been on a mushroom walk with us before, here’s what to expect.

Many members document their finds using the iNaturalist app – we highly recommend doing so.

I look forward to seeing your on Saturday!

Sigrid Jakob
917 244 3700

NYMS Pop-Up Walk Prospect Park, Brooklyn Saturday April 2, 2022

Please join us for a walk in Prospect Park this Saturday.

There are few fungi about this time of year. We should expect to see crusts, tiny ascomycetes aka ‘dots on sticks’, polypores and a few jelly fung. Perhaps, if we’re lucky, we’ll also see a gilled mushroom or two.

If you’ve never been on a mushroom walk with us before, here’s what to expect.

Many members document their finds using the iNaturalist app – we highly recommend doing so.

There are restrooms near the park entrance at Lincoln Avenue and Ocean Parkway.

The walk


It is always advisable to check the MTA Service Advisory web page: MTA Service Alerts.

NYMS Pop-Up Walk Forest Park, Queens Sunday, March 27, 11am

Annulohypoxylon sp, Tom Bigelow, Forest Park, 3/16/14

Please join us for a walk in Forest Park in Queens this Sunday.

The period of early March to mid-April can be relatively underwhelming as far as fungal diversity is concerned, but we usually find 60+ species nonetheless. We can expect to see jelly fungi, polypores, crusts and ascomycetes.

Bragging rights to anyone who finds the first Agrocybe, Dryad’s Saddle or Pluteus of the year!

Bring a lunch and something to drink.

If you’ve never been on a mushroom walk with us before, here’s what to expect.

Many members document their finds using the iNaturalist app – we highly recommend doing so.

It is always advisable to check the MTA Service Advisory web page before you head out.

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Sigrid Jakob
New York Mycological Society
917 244 3700