Guided Mushroom Forays
Mushroom Hunting and ID Course: Fun for Beginners!
If you want a fun and engaging experience that is perfect for beginners, sign up today! On this guided hike through the forest with an expert mushroom ID guide, you will not only learn how to find and identify all sorts of fungi but also about cultivating them.
The best way to learn mushroom identification is firsthand. Touch and smell are some of the best senses one can utilize for identifying mushrooms. If lack of experience or access to property is an issue, then connect with us for an opportunity to learn in the field with experienced foragers.
In this class you will learn the basics of mushroom identification. You will also learn to identify edible mushrooms, toxic mushrooms, and their common look-a-likes. Furthermore, best practices for harvesting, transporting, and preserving mushrooms are covered. Finally, you will be given ample resources to continue your mushroom education independently.
This excursion takes place in a beautiful natural setting where we can guarantee plenty of fresh air and new knowledge. The best part? All necessary tools are provided by us so anyone who signs up has nothing else they need to worry about except having some quality time outdoors surrounded by nature.
Please wear appropriate hiking clothes and bring snacks, water, and bug spray if needed.
You must register online before attending. Children 12 and under attend for free.
Details for each event can be found below.
Mobile, AL | Medal of Honor Park | 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Apr 30 | Jun 25
This foray will be led by Fungi Farm owner and author of the wild mushroom certification course, Allen Carroll and/or Certified Wild Mushroom ID expert and mushroom cultivator, Tanner Hammond aka Mushroom Man Tan. An easy hike for all ages. This trail is stroller-friendly and pet-friendly. We will meet near the playground.
Daphne, AL | Bayfront Park | 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
May 14 | Jun 11
Auburn, AL | Kiesel Park | 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This Foray is led by Allen Carroll. Allen is a professional mushroom educator, laboratory operator, and owner of Fungi Farm. He studied Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science at Auburn University and served as president of Alabama Mushroom Society. Allen is dedicated to mushroom research and works to provide high-quality products and services throughout the United States and internationally. He frequently leads educational seminars, workshops, classes, and forays. In addition to directing educational programs, he provides consulting for mushroom growers both large and small. He has published several articles on mushroom cultivation and also developed the first mushroom ID expert certification course in the state of Alabama.