Scour our property every other Wednesday (8/5, 8/19, 9/2, 9/16) for mushrooms and learn about their importance to our vast wilderness from Susan Hopkins!
Susan learned to identify fungi as a member of the New Jersey Mycological Association for the last 39 years. She has attended most of the North Eastern Mycological Forays, the annual, regional convention of amateur mushroomers, and several North American Mycological Forays, the annual, national convention of amateur mushroomers. At these events she has often helped with sorting and identification. After attending the 1993 International Fungi-Fibre Symposium in Scotland she became a "dyer", learning the use of various species of wild fungi to dye wool. Identification is her main focus with a special interest in all of the tooth fungi, those with spines as the spore bearing surface under their cap. Susan now lives in the Adirondack mountains of NY learning the local fungi flora and continues to do many lectures, walks, and demonstrations on fungi and mushroom dyeing.