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Mushroom Walk (in collab with the New York Mycological Society)

February 25, 2 pm4 pm.
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Mushroom Walk (in collab with the New York Mycological Society)

In collaboration with the New York Mycological Society, join us for a walk through Central Park to search for wild and native fungi.

No prior knowledge of mushrooms is required, just curiosity and a sharp eye. Kids of all ages are always welcome, as are leashed, well-behaved dogs.

We highly recommend using the iNaturalist app to document the fungi you find. Find out how to use it here.

We are not foraging for edibles (it is prohibited in New York City parks and many other parks), but we are more than happy to educate you on how to recognize popular edibles as well as their poisonous lookalikes. For this reason, we discourage people from bringing baskets – it can risk a fine.

This event is part of public programming for our current exhibition, MUSHROOMS. Curated by vermilion, the show highlights the humble fruiting fungus and the connectedness it builds throughout nature and society.

About Fountain House Gallery

Fountain House Gallery and Studio provide an environment where artists living with mental illness can express their creative visions and exhibit their work.

About the New York Mycological Society

Founded by John Cage, The New York Mycological Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising the public awareness, appreciation and knowledge of fungi. We believe that passionate, knowledgeable amateurs are important contributors to science and fungal conservation.


Images courtesy of the New York Mycological Society, Catskill Fungi, and Mott Haven Herald.


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