Forage for mushrooms at Fort Stevens – 2014
Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria on Oregon’s north coast offers several sessions of two different mushroom programs this fall.
One-mile mushroom identification hikes led by Park Ranger Dane Osis begin at Battery Russell at 1 p.m. on Oct. 20 and Nov. 10 and 30. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and bring a basket, pocket knife and optional mushroom identification book. Hikers are also welcome to bring mushrooms for identification.
He will also present “Mysterious Mushrooms of Fort Stevens” about wild mushroom regulations, uses and the role mushrooms play in the health of the forest. Following the program, join him for a short hike around the park to look for and identify mushrooms. The programs are held at the Coffenbury Lake picnic shelter at 1 p.m. on Oct. 18 and Nov. 9, 22 and 29.
No registration is required for the free programs; parking is $5 at Coffenbury Lake. For more information, call or e-mail Dane Osis at (503) 861-3170.