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