The action started with a 90 minute hike in the woods, usually in pairs. Actually it is more of a creep as we study every feature on the ground as well as on trees, standing and fallen. We collect a specimen of every new species for later identification. If we find edibles, they all go into the basket.
Once back at the cabin we begin the identification process. This requires careful examination, delving into the books, and usually asking Kenton Olson or George Lantz who speak mainly Latin. Not only do we learn the names, but some of the fascinating characteristics. For me this is always interesting as I forget the names over winter so each year is a brand new experience!
|Old Man of the Woods|
You have never really lived until you have stood in a tiny dark bathroom with two other adults for five minutes, waiting for your eyes to adjust to the dark to see if a mushroom really glows in the dark. I bet you wish you were there with us. If this appeals to you, first join us at MOMS and then come to a foray. Oh, by the way, the food was great.