Wild Mushroom Foraging Excursions

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Tue, 05 Nov 2019 09:00 AM - Sat, 30 Nov 2019 10:00 AM


Mushroom Foraging Excursions

Join Shaggy Jack for a fully immersive 5 hour forest mushroom identification & foraging experience. Students will have the opportunity to forage for some of the Coast’s most popular edible mushrooms, including matsutake (pine) & chanterelles, as well as lesser-known exotic mushrooms, in productive forest sites, as Shaggy Jack hunts for edibles for the market. These excursions are best suited for people who are in decent shape for advanced hiking trails and have the ability to deal with rough, off-trail forest terrain, steep trails & banks, as well as for people who have some experience & basic knowledge of mushroom picking.

Exact times & locations to be announced, sometimes on short notice (ie, the day before). Most excursions will take place on the slopes of Mt. Elphinstone near Gibsons or Roberts Creek, but some excursions may take place elsewhere on the Lower Sunshine Coast between Pender Harbour and Port Mellon. All excursions will end by 4:00pm at the latest. Graduates of Shaggy Jack’s Wild Mushroom Foraging For Beginners workshops 2018 or 2019 may join these excursions for a discount – $50 per person or $80 for two people. Persons joining excursions will be given a list of suggested items to bring along & be provided information about hiking & wildlife safety. All persons joining excursions are personally responsible for their own safety, & may be required to sign a liability waiver before joining the excursion.

Shaggy Jack’s regular market picking days are Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00-2:00 and Sundays 8:00-4:00. Sometimes, other dates may be available, & regular picking days may be unavailable. People are welcome to make arrangements to join these foraging excursions – contact me via email, call or text before registering & making payment to confirm available dates.

Currently available:
Sunday October 13th any time
Monday October 14th 8:00-3:00
Thursday October 17th 9:00-2:00
Tuesday October 22nd 9:00-2:00
Thursday October 24th 9:00-2:00
Sunday October 27th any time
Tuesday October 29th 9:00-2:00
Thursday October 31st 9:00-2:00

call or text 604-366-1950

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