Wild Mushroom ID Class - Pennsylvania - (No Certification) - JUN 13, 2020


Come learn about the wonderful world of mushrooms with William Padilla. This class will take you on a journey of how to identify mushrooms in the wild. You will learn about several edible mushroom species while foraging outdoors, bringing them back into a classroom setting, and looking step by step into the mushroom groups.

Where: Allenberry Resort, 1559 Boiling Springs Rd. Boiling Springs, PA 17007

Accommodations: To make a reservation please call 717-258-3211, and mention this class for a discounted rate.

Historic Allenberry Resort, on the Yellow Breeches Creek, is an authentic American destination recently renovated from the ground up. The Allenberry spirit connects guests, residents, and team members through inclusion and a deep appreciation for shared values. We treasure agriculture, enthusiasm for the outdoors, arts, and adventure. 

When: June 13, 2020, 9am-5pm

Food: Bring your own lunch

Class Itinerary:

  1. Introduction to mushroom lifecycles
  2. Mushroom Ecology
  3. Collecting and storing edible mushrooms
  4. Foray
  5. Foray collections walk-through - Major groups ID
  6. 15 easy edible wild mushrooms
    • Chanterelles
    • Oyster mushrooms
    • Black trumpets
    • Morels
    • Hen of the woods
    • Chicken of the woods
    • Blue milky
    • Wood ear
    • Golden and burgundy milkies
    • Green quilted russula
    • Beefsteak
    • Lionsmane
    • Hedgehog mushrooms
    • Enoki - Velvet foot
    • Cauliflower

Recommended field guides:

Mushrooms of the Southeast: Todd F. Elliott & Steven L Stephenson

Appalachian Mushrooms: A field guide: Walter E. Sturgeon

A Field Guide to Mushrooms of the Carolinas: Alan E. Bessette, Arleen R. Bessette, Michael W. Hopping

Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada: Timothy J. Baroni

What to bring:

  1. Mushroom hunting basket
  2. Knife
  3. Bug spray
  4. Individual paper bags
  5. Field pocket guide
  6. Black and white paper
  7. Pen/pencil
  8. Pocket journal
  9. Water

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