Mushroom Forays

Cumberland Mycological Society hosts several forays each year in the summer and fall seasons, when the largest variety of mushroom species tends to appear (depending on moisture conditions).Cumberland Mycological Society members gathering mushrooms at club sponsored mushroom foray

To learn details of what to expect at club forays, click HERE

The price to attend CMS sponsored forays is $5 per person, which includes membership for the year. Members can then attend all future forays during the year free of charge. The foray locations are at parks on or very near the Cumberland Plateau of East /Middle Tennessee. Check back regularly for schedule updates.

Summer and Fall 2017 Forays

July 2, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Central Time at Cumberland Mountain State Park, located near Crossville, TN. Foray led by CMS President, Steve Roberts. Meet between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. at shelter #3, across from the tennis courts near the playground area. Foray will last about 3 hours, followed by an informal picnic lunch (on your own), and then an identification session. After many of the mushrooms are identified (probably around 2:30 or 3:00 p.m.), Steve will give a 45 minute overview on the finds of the day. All activities (except the mushroom walk) will take place at Shelter #3.

As with all club forays, price to attend is $5 per person, which includes annual membership to CMS.

For park details, location, and directions, go to:
http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/cumberland-mountain

 

July 22, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Central Time at Rock Island State Park, between Sparta and McMinnville, TN. Foray led by CMS President, Steve Roberts. Meet between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at the shelter in picnic area #2 (turn right about 2/10th mile past the park office, shelter on left). Mushroom walk in woods will last about 3 hours, followed by an informal picnic lunch (on your own), and then an identification session. After many of the mushrooms are identified (probably around 2:30 or 3:00 p.m.), Steve will give a 45 minute overview on the finds of the day. All activities (except the mushroom walk) will take place at Shelter #2.

As with all club forays, price to attend is $5 per person, which includes annual membership to CMS.

For park details, location, and directions, go to:
http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/rock-island

 

August 26, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Central Time at Pickett State Park, located NE of Jamestown, TN. Foray led by CMS President, Steve Roberts. Meet between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. at shelter #2, located at end of the road that goes through the picnic area beside the lake. Mushroom walk in the woods will last about 3 hours, followed by an informal picnic lunch (on your own), and then an identification session. After many of the mushrooms are identified (probably around 2:30 or 3:00 p.m.), Steve will give a 45 minute overview on the finds of the day. All activities (except the mushroom walk) will take place at Shelter #2.

As with all club forays and walks, price to attend is $5 per person, which includes annual membership to CMS.

For park details, location, and directions, go to:
http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/pickett

 

Sept. 23, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time (9:30 a.m. Central Time) at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, between Jamestown and Oneida, TN. Foray led by CMS field mycologist and scientific advisor, Jay Justice. Meet between 10:00 and 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time at the picnic shelter near the Bandy Creek Visitor Center close to the restrooms. Mushroom walk in woods will last about 3 hours, followed by an informal picnic lunch (on your own), and then an identification session. After many of the mushrooms are identified (probably around 3:30 or 4:00 p.m.), Jay will give a 45 minute overview on the finds of the day. All activities (except the mushroom walk) will take place at the Bandy Creek Picnic Shelter.

CLICK HERE for an aerial photo showing the location of the picnic shelter at Bandy Creek

As with all club forays and walks, price to attend is $5 per person, which includes annual membership to CMS.

For park details, location, and directions, go to:
http://nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/directions.htm