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Mill Creek – Edmonton – June 9, 2024

A coolish walk through Mill Creek Ravine evoked its history. The woods were filled with the introduced species of the settlers, the millers and the industrialists: young and mature Manitoba maple, mountain ash and cotoneaster. Enough Aspen, balsam poplar and spruce filled in the spaces. Foliage covering the floor

Mill Creek – Edmonton – June 9, 20242024-06-11T16:10:04-06:00

Tawatinaw Spring Foray – June 2, 2024

Ethan and Mel led a foray in the Tawatinaw Valley. They found morels, oysters, and a variety of other interesting things Date:  Sunday, June 2, 2024. 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Tawatinaw Valley Foray Leader(s):  Ethan Zapach, Mel Hohn Attendees: 23 Weather: Normal, dry Terrain: Maintained Trails, Animal

Tawatinaw Spring Foray – June 2, 20242024-06-10T17:11:08-06:00

Red Deer Region – Pine Lake – May 31, 2024

The natural area visited was well-populated with dead and decaying poplar, especially the Balsam poplar, the preferred specimen for oyster mushrooms. The site did not disappoint, and a small cluster of oyster mushrooms were foraged. The consensus is that likely we were just about one week too early. With

Red Deer Region – Pine Lake – May 31, 20242024-06-04T15:21:31-06:00

Folklore Lunch: Beyond Kalyna, Blueberries and Hazelnuts – Karen Slevinsky

Karen Slevinsky, President of the Alberta Mycological Society recently shared stories with us from her Ukrainian heritage about what to forage, when and how to forage - with a specific focus on local wild mushrooms. She will introduce us to a variety of mushrooms and teach us how

Folklore Lunch: Beyond Kalyna, Blueberries and Hazelnuts – Karen Slevinsky2024-05-30T17:43:23-06:00

630 Ched Interview – Karen and Ryan – May 23, 2024

On May 23, 2024, Karen Slevinsky and Ryan Armishaw appeared on "This Morning With Stacey Brotzel And Daryl McIntyre" on 630 Ched. Have a listen.

630 Ched Interview – Karen and Ryan – May 23, 20242024-05-30T17:28:50-06:00

Genesee Natural Area – May 26, 2024 (and Constable Chelsey Robinson Park)

From Ryan: To my understanding, this marked AMS's inaugural expedition at Genesee NA. The location boasted picturesque landscapes adorned with sprawling trails, mature trees, and diverse ecosystems. Twenty-seven enthusiasts embarked on this quest in anticipation of discovering elusive morels. While fortune favoured a select few with sightings, others stumbled

Genesee Natural Area – May 26, 2024 (and Constable Chelsey Robinson Park)2024-05-29T05:34:39-06:00

Edmonton Whitemud Creek – May 25, 2024

46 people showed up for a nice walk in the river valley at Whitemud Creek. Several people came back with a few handfuls of verpae (135 in total), and one morel, but most arrived with only a few curiosities. A mother and son found a garter snake down by

Edmonton Whitemud Creek – May 25, 20242024-05-29T11:01:23-06:00

Sherwood Park Natural Area – May 23, 2024

The parking lot at Sherwood Park Natural Area was bursting at the seams with the 59 people participating in the foray. It was an enjoyable walk and the weather held up well. Participants returned with a few verpa, though only three were fortunate enough to discover a single morel

Sherwood Park Natural Area – May 23, 20242024-05-25T20:07:58-06:00

Private Land near Breton – May 19, 2024

Cold, wet, and windy. That didn't stop 30 AMS members from making the journey out to Pieter Van Der Schoot's property near Breton, Alberta. Pieter was gracious enough to welcome us back to his land for a verpa/morel hunt. The soil temps were averaging around 7C and it was

Private Land near Breton – May 19, 20242024-05-25T20:02:57-06:00

Private Land near Tofield – May 18, 2024

We enjoyed beautiful warm weather and a fantastic turnout of 39 people, all welcomed by a friendly host, along with adorable dogs and goats. We found 590 Verpa bohemica and 49 Morchella esculenta. Many first-time foragers joined us, and I believe they couldn't have been happier with the outcome.

Private Land near Tofield – May 18, 20242024-05-25T20:10:44-06:00
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