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Kananaskis – Wednesday evening June 5, 2024

Kananaskis Country Wilderness Wednesday (1st Wednesday of the month) is a free day with no payment required for conservation pass or parking. Date:  Wednesday, June 5, 2024.  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Location: South Jumping Pound Demonstration Forest area. Foray Leader(s):  Christine Costello, Taylor Routledge Attendees: 36 Weather: The

Kananaskis – Wednesday evening June 5, 20242024-06-06T10:16:28-06:00

Calgary Region Foray – June 1, 2024

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

Calgary Region Foray – June 1, 20242024-06-01T21:56:25-06:00

Water Valley – Sunday, May 26, 2024

The foray was held in an area of land that is leased. Permission was granted to enter the premisses for a foray. The forest is fairly mature with a mixture of aspen, poplar and spruce bordering a large meadow. There had been lots of rain and the forest was

Water Valley – Sunday, May 26, 20242024-05-29T11:00:59-06:00

Kananaskis – McLean Creek May 25, 2024

This Kananaskis area is in a 'non conservation pass required' zone. The area we foraged was south of the McLean Pond day use area and in the PLUZ zone. The weather was a mix of sun, cloudy, rainy, and gentle hail. The terrain is a fairly flat with a

Kananaskis – McLean Creek May 25, 20242024-05-29T11:01:53-06:00

South Central Alberta Foray- September 9, 2023

Date:  Saturday, September 9, 2023. 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Dickson Dam Alberta Conservation Association Site Foray Leader(s):  Christine Costello, Barb Shworak Attendees: 21 Weather: Sunny, temperature around 18 'C. Mostly aspen / poplar / spruce. Listed below are the names of specimens found - names may not

South Central Alberta Foray- September 9, 20232024-05-29T11:02:49-06:00

Water Valley Area Foray – SW Alberta – Sunday, August 27, 2023

Date:  Sunday, August 27, 2023. 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Water Valley Area - Private Acreage Foray Leader(s):  Christine Costello, Barb Shworak Attendees: 34 Weather: Sunny, temperatures in the low 20'C range. Conditions were rather dry. Mostly aspen / poplar with some spruce. Some areas were quite grassy.

Water Valley Area Foray – SW Alberta – Sunday, August 27, 20232024-05-29T11:03:39-06:00

Water Valley Area Foray – Mushrooms for EXPO 2023

Date:  Saturday, August 12, 2023. AM - 11:30 AM Location: Water Valley Area - Cattle Lease Foray Leader(s):  Christine Costello, Barb Shworak Attendees: 10 Weather: Sunny, temperatures in the 15-19'C range. Conditions were somewhat dry. Mostly aspen / poplar with some spruce. Some areas were quite grassy. A fair

Water Valley Area Foray – Mushrooms for EXPO 20232024-05-29T11:04:38-06:00

Kananaskis Sibbald Area Report – Wednesday evening August 2, 2023

Kananaskis Country Foray Date:  Wednesday, August 2,  2023. 6PM - 8:30 PM Location: Sibbald PLUZ / Spruce Woods - Jumpingpound Demonstration Forest Foray Leader(s):  Christine Costello, Barb Shworak Attendees: 32 Weather: Sunny, temperatures around 22-25 C. Conditions were rather dry with a lack of consistent rainfall. Combination of easy

Kananaskis Sibbald Area Report – Wednesday evening August 2, 20232024-05-29T11:07:16-06:00

Innisfail Natural Area Report – Saturday, June 24, 2023

Innisfail Natural Area Foray Date:  Saturday, June 24,  2023. 10 AM - NOON Foray for the Saturday of the Summer Solstice Event June 23 - June 25, 2023 Location: Innisfail Natural Area Foray Leader(s):  Christine Costello, Barb Shworak Attendees: 26 Weather: Sunny, temperatures around 22-25 C. Mostly poplar /

Innisfail Natural Area Report – Saturday, June 24, 20232024-05-29T11:16:20-06:00

Kananaskis Pine Top Report – Wednesday evening June 7, 2023

Kananaskis Country Foray Date:  Wednesday, June 7,  2023. 6PM - 8:30 PM Location: Sibbald PLUZ / Pine Top Loop Foray Leader(s):  Christine Costello, Barb Shworak Attendees: 22 Weather: Sunny, temperatures around 22-25 C. Conditions were very dry with a lack of adequate rainfall. Easy pathways starting from Pine Top

Kananaskis Pine Top Report – Wednesday evening June 7, 20232024-05-29T11:17:08-06:00
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