Kick out the jams & boost your health with Mushrooms!

Hey all!

Now’s your chance to catch our popular “Mushrooms For Health” presentation. This will be our concluding “Mushroom Monday” of the year(!), so come out to learn which of our amazing local species can benefit you, how to get the most out of your mushrooms, and to discover links between your own health and nearby wilds!

Mushroom Mondays Poster Sept jpg for web

Speaking of which, don’t wait to register for our final guided mushroom walks for the season — Sept 27th and Oct 1st!

Grow your relationships with the fascinating fungal characters to be found all around you — join us, won’t you?

 

Chaga on amazing birch

P.S. The summer Annapolis Royal Farmers & Traders Market is drawing to a close — make sure to visit us to stock up on your dried home-grown and seasonal wild mushrooms, health-promoting mushroom tinctures, mushroom-inspired art cards, and artists’ ink!

 

Don’t Miss Out — Come for a Mushroom Walk!

Hello everyone!

It’s that time of of the year: you practically can’t move without seeing mushrooms! Here at Fundy Spores we’re relishing this overlap between late-summer species and the early onset of some autumn varieties.

Of course, this window won’t last forever — join us for a mushroom walk before it’s too late!

We’re currently registering for Wild Wednesdays and Sunday Saunters! On guided mushroom walks in Annapolis County,  we will seek out edible and health-promoting species, and discuss the potential artistic uses and important ecological roles of the various specimens we encounter.

Scarlet Waxy Caps for web

To keep group size manageable, we suggest contacting us soon to reserve your preferred date. If you would like to organize a group walk on a different date (on your land or a favorite local trail), reach out and we’ll work with you to make it happen!

Details:
Wild Wednesday Walks & Sunday Saunters
5:30-7pm on Wednesdays, 12-1:30pm Sundays
September 17, 20, 27, & October 1st
Location: All walks are scheduled for the Deep Brook area: we will meet in the parking lot at the Fundy YMCA (1043 Hwy 1, “Cornwallis”) and then drive together to the nearby hiking trail.
Cost: $35 per person. Group rate, for 6 or more participants, is $30/person. Maximum group size is 10 people.
Terrain will be mild-medium in difficulty. Registrants should wear good walking shoes and have confidence in navigating tree roots, rocks, moss, and other aspects of typical Nova Scotia forest trails.
Payment can be made via Interac email (fundyspores AT gmail DOT com) or in person (cash only, please) at the Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders Market. Payment must be received to complete registration and hold your space.

To sign up via email, please contact us and include the following information:
– Your name (and number in your party, if registering for a group)
– Preferred date of walk (Sept 17, 20, 27, Oct 1st)
– Your method of payment (Interac security code if paying by email, or request to arrange payment in person).

We would like to ensure Fundy Spores workshops and events are as inclusive as possible. If you have physical mobility restrictions, and/or require assistance (e.g. an attending carer, interpreter, or assistance animal),  please do get in touch and we will make our best effort to accommodate you.

Bellybutton Hedgehog for web

There’s only a few more weeks left, so come by and visit us at the Annapolis Royal Farmers & Traders Market to pick up seasonal mushrooms for your favorite late summer/early autumn dishes, your copy of the latest edition of Mycomania, mushroom ink for artists, and of course, health-promoting mushroom tinctures!

Hikes and Spikes: it’s fall on the East Coast!

Hi folks!

Last night’s Wild Wednesday was a fantastic adventure into a local forest; we found hedgehog (AKA  “sweet tooth” or “bellybutton”) mushrooms and spotted a quintessential quill pig*!

The fungi were abundant, and it was a joyful experience — if you’d like to join us next time, get in touch soon to reserve your place!

**Special Announcement** We’ve added a “Sunday Saunter” for Sept 10th at 12pm (noon), weather permitting. To sign up, drop us an email or visit our table at the Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders Market this Saturday (Sept 9th).

Learn what features of mushrooms make each species unique, discover some of our local edible, health-promoting, and otherwise fascinating fungi, and maybe even visit with some of our wilder neighbours.

Don’t miss out! The time is right to catch this season’s splendor, and (as though this needs saying), we can’t expect the weather to always cooperate.

Word nerds unite:  we spied a nicely “squamulose”  (featuring small scales) young  Destroying Angel, along with others ranging from buttons to fully-grown specimens.

Full details for our Mushroom Walks series:

Wild Wednesday Walks & Sunday Saunters
**NEW TIMES* 5:30-7 on Wednesdays, 12-1:30pm on Sundays
Throughout the month of September (excluding Sunday Sept 24th)
Various locations in Annapolis County. We will meet at an easily-identified location and proceed to the hiking trail as a group.
Cost: $35 per person. Group rate, for 6 or more participants, is $30/person. Maximum group size is 10 people.
Terrain will be mild-medium in difficulty. Registrants should wear good walking shoes and have confidence in navigating tree roots, rocks, moss, and other aspects of typical Nova Scotia forest trails.
Payment can be made via Interac email (fundyspores AT gmail DOT com) or in person (cash only, please) at the Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders market. Payment must be received to complete registration and hold your space.

To sign up via email, please respond and include the following information:
– Your name (and number in your party, if registering for a group)
– Preferred date of walk and/or preferred location (e.g. “Close to Bridgetown” or “Close to Bear River”) if applicable.
– Your method of payment (Interac security code if paying by email, or request to arrange payment in person).

We would like to ensure Fundy Spores workshops and events are as inclusive as possible. If you have physical mobility restrictions, and/or require assistance (e.g. an attending carer, interpreter, or assistance animal),  please do contact us and we will make our best effort to accommodate you.

*porcupine