The Foray was held in Perrenoud Wildlife Habitat Area – approximately 1 hour drive NW from Calgary Centre. On our arrival, we spotted a couple of other people who were not part of the AMS but who had collected a small amount of morels. Our AMS group then ventured into this 321 acre area to try our luck. Although a few morels were found, the numbers were not large. An interesting number of other mushrooms however were found and are noted below.

Date:  Saturday, June 1, 2024.  10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Perrenoud Wildlife Habitat Area.

Foray Leader(s):  Christine Costello, Sean Campbell

Attendees: 42

Weather: Comfortable temperature around 16°C average. Cloudy with a mild wind.

Terrain: Fairly flat with some hilly areas. Mix of aspen, poplar and spruce.

Finds: Listed below are the names of some of the specimens found – names may not necessarily reflect the most current scientific genus.

  1. Morchella spp.
  2. Gyromitra esculenta
  3. Gyromitra montana
  4. Cortinarius spp.
  5. Discina perlata
  6. Xeromphalina campanella
  7. Nolanea spp.
  8. Fomitopsis spp.
  9. Phellinus tremullae