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Wild Mushroom Walk - Ottawa Valley

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575 Bank Street

Ottawa

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Curious about the wild mushrooms of the Ottawa Valley? Learn to identify common species, find out about their important roles in the environment, and discover which mushrooms are safe to eat.

Join local forager, wildcrafter, and educator Bryan Dowkes for an introduction to wild mushrooms. We will discuss how to safely identify, ethically harvest, and prepare easily identifiable mushrooms common to our forests, fields and backyards. Species we may encounter include winter chanterelles, maitake, bear's head, and various boletes. Depending on time, we may even get a chance to meet a few edible plants of the region. Feel free to bring a basket and small knife for gathering and a notebook or camera.

The walk will take place on a beautiful piece of private property in Mayo, Quebec about 1 hour from downtown Ottawa. Transportation will be provided by bus to and from 575 Bank St. Ottawa. The walk will run for roughly 4 hours, plus 1 hour each way for transportation.

CAUTION: DIFFICULT TRAILS AND TERRAIN
The walk will move at a leisurely pace while we look for and discuss mushrooms. However, the terrain and trails can be steep and difficult at places. Please ensure that you wear good hiking boots, bring a water bottle, and are in sufficient health to manage challenging terrain. Also note that the event will take place rain or shine, so make sure you dress for the weather.

Where: We will be departing from (and returning to) 575 Bank St., Ottawa.

When:
The bus will leave at 9:00 am sharp and return by 3:00 pm. Please try to be there at least 10 minutes early to allow us to leave on time.

Cost:
$60 per person. The cost covers transportation to and from the site, and a snack of water and fruit.

Kid Friendly Event: Attendees 15 and under who are accompanied by an adult are free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve the appropriate number of spaces.

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