The Mushroom Forager Comes to Grafton: Spring Wildcrafting Weekend

In what is becoming a highly anticipated spring tradition here at The Nature Museum, Ari Rockland-Miller, "The Mushroom Forager" returned to Grafton last weekend to lead two wildcrafting walks.

On our forays into the surrounding woods maintained by the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association, we found false morels, Indian cucumber, birch leaves, emerging reshi mushrooms and painted trillium. It was a beautiful spring day to spend with wild food expert Ari and his talented wife and foraging partner Jenna. They both offered their expertise and ethical guidelines for sustainable foraging of fungi and plants.  

This event was incredibly popular and sold out weeks in advance; there was both a morning and an afternoon walk. We will have two other walks with Ari in August; registration is up now! Nab your spot!

 

 

False morels and birch leaves

False morels and birch leaves

Reshi mushroom on dead Hemlock

Reshi mushroom on dead Hemlock

Ari Rockland-Miller and the group

Ari Rockland-Miller and the group