August 19 – 22, 2015 – Shingle Shanty Preserve Mushroom Seminar, Brandreth Lake, Adirondacks
For the wilderness aficionado and mycophile, this intensive three day/three night course on wild edible and poisonous mushrooms of the Adirondacks is suited for beginner and novice alike. We will base our tent/cabin camp on Thayer Lake and through slides and field forays learn the common mycoflora of the region. Base Camp is on Thayer Lake where swimming and non-powered boating are allowed. It is surrounded by over 40,000 acres of wilderness on both public and private land. This incredibly remote and intricate landscape sports hundreds of mushroom species, including some regionally rare and undescribed species as identified by researchers over the past five years. The fourth (optional) day on the 22rd will be spent conducting a foray for the Brandreth Park Association members, who own and manage the adjacent 25,000-acre preserve. Cost $450 (includes meals and tent lodging and all instruction; some boats available, but bring your own if you prefer; individual tent platforms available for those desiring their own tent; a small sleeping cabin is also available. water is by gravity feed, no cell service or electricity).
Link to short YouTube video from 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PHpqHxlIhY