Join us for a Return to Mingo Creek on Saturday
- May 19 -- 10:00-12:00, Return to Mingo Creek, Washington County.
Meet John Plischke and John Plischke III. I 70 to Exit 9 Eighty
Four/Glyde. Take Rt. 519 N for 2 miles. At a red light turn right
onto Rt. 136. Go 4.4 miles and turn left at a sign to Mingo Creek
Park. Follow signs to the park. Turn right then cross a covered
bridge that's just before the Park Office. Meet at Shelter 4.
According to the weather, Washington County had an inch and a quarter
of rain today!
We request that no one hunts a walk or foray location for at least
two weeks prior to a walk or foray. It is only through your
cooperation that we can have successful walks and forays. All walks
& forays will be held rain or shine. Come 15-30 min early and
socialize. All walks start on time, so be early, if you are late we
will already be in the woods.
For all walks and forays, bring water and lunch. Dress for the
weather. Bring basket, wax or paper bags (no plastic) to keep
mushrooms separated, whistle, compass, chair, hand lens, insect
repellent, cell phone, and books for identification. Also bring a
knife to dig up mushrooms for identification or to cut edibles off to
keep them clean. Try to dig up 3 of the same species at different
stages of development. Don't pick old mushrooms; leave them to drop
Bring your membership card and a friend or two. You
are responsible for not getting lost, if you have that tendency stick
like glue to others. We won't wait for you, and we won't come look
for you. Don't take the identification of the person standing next
to you, they might not know as much as you do. Only club mycologists
and identifiers should be used for advice.
The Walk Leader will tell
you when to be back at the walk starting place where the mushrooms
will be put on paper plates and the Walk Identifier or Club
Mycologist will put names on only the mushrooms that they know well.
Take notes and pictures to help you remember the mushrooms. You
should go home and check books yourself. Whether you decide to eat a
mushroom, is ultimately only your decision.