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