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Wild Mushroom Tours

 

2022 Dates

  • Mon Oct 3
  • Tues Oct 4
  • Sat Oct 8
  • Sat Oct 15
  • Fri Oct 21
  • Sat Oct 22 

 

We hold our mushroom tours in the autumn when there is  a large selection of varieties to identify.  We do not offer spring tours (we’re busy in the spring canoeing on the lakes and rivers!)

Our mushroom tour dates will be released in August each year when we have a better idea of what the autumn mushroom season might look like.  Each year differs, but you can anticipate tour dates in late September to end of October (ish) depending on rainfall and temperature.

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Lepista nuda, or Blewit, near Lumby, BC

Clitocybe nuda, or Blewit, near Lumby, BC

 

Whether you’re a modern day druid, an edible wild mushroom connoisseur, or just enjoy an autumn walk in the woods, come out for a day of wild-mushroom hunting in the Okanagan.  As an introduction to mushroom identification, we will visit at least two spots to find some of the more common, delectable species between Lumby and the wild forests of the Monashee.

Our wild mushroom tours are held in the autumn every year and  start at 9am and finish by 5 pm. The location for the meeting spot will be provided within the week of the tour. You can expect to drive beyond Lumby towards Mabel Lake.

Please note, this is not a mushroom picking tour, but a great way to learn the basics about mushrooms, and how to use an identification guidebook.

 

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Tour Cost Per Person

$75 plus GST.  For children aged 5-10, cost is $20 per child.  FREE for children 4 and under.

DISCOUNTS: 10% for groups of 3-5; 15% for 6 or more. No individual payments please.

REGISTRATION only valid if accompanied by full payment, which is due within 7 days of tour date.

SCHEDULE – meet at 9:00 am (Location TBD – anticipate meeting within 20 minutes of Lumby) and finish by 4:30 pm. Participants will travel in their own vehicles to more than 1 location.

GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILBLE Contact us for details.

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The aromatic Woodland Agaricus or, Agaricus silvicola.

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Golden Pholiota or, Pholiota aurivella near Echo Lake BC

Private Tours

Private mushroom tours can be arranged for your school group, family, work colleagues, or other group! Please contact us for a quote.

Don’t forget to bring your camera for these photogenic fungi!

 

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Amanita muscaria, mid-August, Peel River, Yukon Territory

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Shaggy Parasol mushroom. With the right education, harvesting fall’s bounty is a great activity to do with kids.