The club is going to offer 2 kinds of forays this fall/winter. We’ll continue with the large-group, self-led forays implemented last fall to get people outside while honoring Covid-19 restrictions, and we will offer small-group forays with a Foray Leader who can help people with the basics of mushroom hunting. The key differences between the two types of forays are:
Self-led forays do not require pre-registration.
Small-group forays will require pre-registration. Foray leaders will set a limit on the number of participants they feel comfortable working with.
Self-led forays will not have any structure beyond Meet Here in the AM and Come Back At This Time PM. There will be an opportunity to buddy up, if desired. There will be people to look over your collections and make sure that what you think are chanterelles, really are. We can socialize. That’s pretty much it.
Small-group forays will be led by a knowledgeable individual who can show you where to look and how to identify the target edible species.
Both foray types will absolutely require that you are paid up on membership dues. For the small-group forays, you must be paid up before you will be put on the list of participants. Foray leaders will not take membership dues. If you’re new to mushrooming, or you want to hone your skills, you’ll get the most benefit from the small-group forays. But if you are already experienced and just want an excuse to wander the woods with like-minded people, then the self-led forays are fine. Children are welcome on all our forays, with parental supervision and Family membership status.
Mushrooms picked on club-sponsored forays are for personal use only and are NOT TO BE SOLD! Forays are not to be exploited as a way to learn good places to pick or for commercial use. Information on foray locations are to be kept within the club and used exclusively for active members with paid membership dues.
The South Sound Mushroom Club, as an organization or as individuals holding membership, does not accept responsibility or liability for anyone lost, suffering an accident, or health failure, or for any lost, stolen or damage to personal items during events, forays or club sponsored functions.
Going on forays or attending any functions of The South Sound Mushroom Club, constitutes acceptance of these guidelines and conditions.
You must sign a release form when participating on club sponsored forays. These forms will be made available at club sponsored meetings, or on the website for any upcoming events.
Self-guided forays, which do not require pre-registration, will not provide as much one-on-one instruction as the smaller forays. Beginners, or those who just want more guidance, should look to the smaller forays requiring pre-registration. On self-guided forays, you will be on your own!