I can carpool with a few people out of downtown Madison, Fitchburg, Verona, or anywhere on the way to blue mounds. Please contact me if you want to carpool
Is this event kid friendly?
While DCMS certainly is not a babysitter, we encourage people of all ages to attend.
What should I wear/bring?
Wear long pants, a long sleeve shirt, and hiking boots or old tennis shoes. Some people like to bring hiking sticks to help forage, a pocket knife, a hand weeder to pull up ramps, and baskets to hold all the harvested items.
How much does it cost?
There are no fees due to the DCMS- this is a free event.
Why should I do this?
Morels are a great introduction to mushroom hunting: they are easy to confirm their identity, they grow during early spring when it is still too cold for mosquitoes, and they taste fantastic.
Its hard to explain the thrill of the hunt for morels: they grow in finicky spots, they are hard to spot, indeed, they are all-in-all elusive. It is these hurdles that make finding a morel all the more sweet. We hope to find enough morels that everyone will be able to take at least one home, but of course there are no promises.
DCMS plans forays for all kinds of mushrooms in spring, summer, and fall each year. We search local parks, public access lands, and private property. If you have a private woods you are interested in letting us search for mushrooms please contact Sarah at the number provided.