Mushroom Foraging Excursion
Instructor: Michael Peip
9:30 am - 2:30 pm | meet at First Dam @ 9:30 AM (Will leave promptly at 10 AM)
Join us for a day in the mountains! We will be exploring 3-4 different mushroom habitats, and learning the tips and tricks of foraging for wild mushrooms in Logan Canyon with Utah Mycology expert, Michael Peip. We will discuss what species of mushrooms can be found, healthy vs. harmful fungus, as well as responsible best-practices when foraging for wild edibles.
Snacks and a water cooler will be provided, but remember to bring a sack lunch and water bottle. We will be walking in the mountains, sometimes off trail, so please remember to wear comfortable shoes, multiples layers, hat/sunscreen, and anything else you may need.
*8 years and older, mild to moderate physical activity expected
Make your Saturday extra sweet by joining Stokes Nature Center for a fun, interactive workshop! We will be tapping trees and teaching how to turn tree sap into delicious syrup.
Participants will learn how to identify which trees to tap and when. Come and experience something new! Get acquainted with the best trees for syrup-making, practice your tapping skills, taste sap straight from the trunk, and discover the process of turning sap into syrup. We will also explore the history of tree tapping in the United States including Native American techniques and legends and discuss the health benefits of natural syrup as an alternative to processed sugar. Each participant will leave the workshop with their own tree tapping “spile” and small sample of Stokes Nature Center syrup.