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Wild Edible Plant & Mushroom Outing with Sam Thayer & Adam Haritan


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I am extremely excited to announce that I will be co-hosting the upcoming Wild Edible Plant & Mushroom Outing with Sam Thayer. Sam is a nationally recognized foraging instructor and the author of three popular foraging books, including The Forager’s Harvest, Nature’s Garden, and Incredible Wild Edibles. He will be traveling from his home in Wisconsin to spend the day with us in Western Pennsylvania.

Event details:

What: Wild Edible Plant & Mushroom Outing with Sam Thayer & Adam Haritan
When: Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Where: Moraine & McConnells Mill State Parks, Western Pennsylvania

Time: 9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Investment: $125

Event description:

Early summer is an excellent time of year to explore Pennsylvania’s land in search of interesting and useful plants, trees, and mushrooms. The Wild Edible Plant & Mushroom Outing, led by Sam Thayer and Adam Haritan, is an all-day outdoor event designed to improve your identification skills by introducing you to a variety of edible species that grow in the early weeks of summer.

During the first part of the event, we will explore Pennsylvania’s beautiful Moraine State Park by hiking a 1.5-mile trail alongside the park’s main feature, Lake Arthur. While walking, we’ll discuss the plants and mushrooms that inhabit the grassy meadows, lakeside ecosystems, and wooded habitats. In the afternoon, we’ll head to nearby McConnells Mill State Park to explore 2.5 miles of the North Country Trail and its notable hemlock-lined ravines, sugar maple slopes, and sandstone cliffs… all while discussing the area’s unique plants and mushrooms.

The entire outing will take place outdoors and will entail approximately 4 total miles of hiking, with a break in between. Because we will encounter rocks, small hills, and wet trails, the skill level for these hikes is considered “intermediate.”

The Wild Edible Plant & Mushroom Outing is geared toward adults, and it will take place rain or shine.  Please note that in order to maximize your learning experience, space is limited to approximately 25 participants and registration with payment in advance is required to secure your spot.

The exact meeting location will be provided upon registration.

For any questions related to this event (including camping/cabin/lodging options), please contact:

We hope to see you there!