Quadra Island Mushroom Festival

Quadra Island Wild Mushroom Forays – Schedule and Guidelines

Note: Participants must register with payment for the events so we know how many people to plan for. Contact Heriot Bay Inn at 250-285-3322 or http://www.heriotbayinn.com

 Dates:

Foray – Saturday, October 4 – Participants must register and pay by September 26, 2014.

Saturday Schedule:

 9:30 a.m. – meet in the parking lot of the Quadra Community Centre for a 10 a.m. departure (car pooling)

3:30 p.m. – everybody back from the field – bring specimens to Room 3, Quadra Community Centre

The purpose of the foray is to collect specimens for identification for use in the Sunday workshops, with emphasis on edible species.

There will be several foray locations. Each group of 2 vehicles will be assigned to an initial location; each owner/driver is responsible for his/her passengers. Each group of vehicles will have a foray leader. Drivers must register with the overall foray coordinator before leaving and check in upon return. All foray participants must sign QI Outdoor Club waivers before heading out. It is strongly suggested that each group of vehicles change location after 2 hours (or less) to give everyone a chance to visit at least 2 spots. Participants should check in with their foray leaders each half hour to reduce the chance of people wandering too far or getting misplaced. PLEASE HUNT IN PAIRS – NO LONERS.

Foray locations with maps will be distributed to participants at the meeting place on foray dates.

Equipment and clothing list

  • Rain gear and boots, hat
  • Whistle
  • Compass or GPS
  • Full water bottle
  • Packed lunch
  • Basket or bucket
  • Knife
  • Paper bags and roll of wax paper for collecting
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Small first aid kit (e.g. bandaids)

Each vehicle should have a blanket and towel and a first aid kit.

 

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