Mycological Society Leads Area Mushroom Walks

Participants will forage for wild mushrooms and gain a deeper understanding of the local ecology.




The Connecticut-Westchester Mycological Association (COMA), an amateur mycological society, will lead mushroom walks at 9:30 a.m. on June 1 in Mount Kisco; June 9 in Yonkers; June 15 and 30 in Greenwich, Connecticut; and June 23 in West Harrison. Participants will forage for wild mushrooms and gain a deeper understanding of the local ecology.

Established in 1975 with the mission of stimulating interest in the study of fungi, COMA is an affiliate of the North American Mycology Association, serving lower New York State and Southwest Connecticut. Annual membership is $25 for an individual or a family.

COMA walks are followed by a potluck lunch and mushroom identification. Walkers should visit ComaFungi.org ahead of time to read the guidelines on mushroom collection and walk participation. They should also refrain from collecting mushrooms in the walk area for at least 15 days before the event is scheduled. Collecting native plants and commercial harvesting are prohibited.

COMA also recommends that participants install iNaturalist on their phones and join the COMA fungi project, and that they apply​ tick repellent before walking.

To join COMA or to see a complete mushroom walk schedule, including parking/meeting details, visit ComaFungi.org. For general inquiries, email ​taro@ietaka.com.​

Edit ModuleShow Tags

News Briefs

Separate Workshops Help Parents and Clinicians Work with Multi-Problem Teens

Separate Workshops Help Parents and Clinicians Work with Multi-Problem Teens

August 3 and 4 and August 26 to 30
Conflict Resolution Program Seeking Workshop Facilitators

Conflict Resolution Program Seeking Workshop Facilitators

Workshop facilitator training August 9-11
Annual Tuckahoe Summer Fest Set for August 24

Annual Tuckahoe Summer Fest Set for August 24

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Depot Square
Erica Garcia to Offer Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training

Erica Garcia to Offer Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training

The program incorporates Iyengar, Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga as well as aspects of life coaching.
Rhodella Hughes Completes Veterans Yoga Training

Rhodella Hughes Completes Veterans Yoga Training

“I’m honored to join their mission of supporting our veterans, families and communities.”
Screen Time Can Affect Children’s Vision and Learning

Screen Time Can Affect Children’s Vision and Learning

“Screen-related near-point work can trigger problems with eye teaming, focusing control, eye-tracking skills and a tendency towards tunnel vision.”
Intermittent Fasting Works—If It’s Done Right

Intermittent Fasting Works—If It’s Done Right

Intermittent fasting has been touted as the answer to just about every health problem imaginable.
Séance and Paranormal Investigation Return to Angel Aura Boutique

Séance and Paranormal Investigation Return to Angel Aura Boutique

6:30 p.m., August 9
All-Natural ‘Vegan Freeze’ Facilitates Cell Regeneration

All-Natural ‘Vegan Freeze’ Facilitates Cell Regeneration

“I’ve used Vegan Freeze for animal rescue and in my therapeutic massage practice, and it’s exceeded my expectations.”
Oddstock Music Festival in New Milford

Oddstock Music Festival in New Milford

August 23 and 24, from 1pm - 3:30am
Island Intimacy Retreat Set for October

Island Intimacy Retreat Set for October

October 11 to 13 on the Caribbean island of Vieques
Co-housing Community Underway; Green Homes for Sale

Co-housing Community Underway; Green Homes for Sale

Cohousing is a proven community design with more than 165 neighborhoods established throughout the United States and construction of another 140 underway.
Free Film Screening of Paris to Pittsburgh in Scarsdale

Free Film Screening of Paris to Pittsburgh in Scarsdale

7 to 9 p.m. on September 11
Soul Alignment Coaching Program Offered in August

Soul Alignment Coaching Program Offered in August

“I believe that when we consistently vibrate at the frequency of our higher self, everything else follows.”
CranioSacral Therapy Can Ease Back-to-School Anxiety

CranioSacral Therapy Can Ease Back-to-School Anxiety

Children and teens often have increased anxiety and could benefit tremendously from CranioSacral Therapy’s gentle balancing of the central nervous system,
Popular Non-GMO Corn at Three Feathers Farm

Popular Non-GMO Corn at Three Feathers Farm

Open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wassaic Project Summer Festival  Showcases Emerging Artists

Wassaic Project Summer Festival Showcases Emerging Artists

August 3, starting at noon, at the Luther Barn Field, in Wassaic.
Hudson Valley Expo Returns to Peekskill August 3

Hudson Valley Expo Returns to Peekskill August 3

1 to 10 p.m.
Planetwatch – August 2019

Planetwatch – August 2019

Race Two of Westchester Corporate Cup Set for August 15

All proceeds go to the Hope Community Services, a New Rochelle-based organization that’s become the largest emergency food pantry and soup kitchen in the region.
Stony Kill’s Annual Butterfly Festival Set for July 27

Stony Kill’s Annual Butterfly Festival Set for July 27

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27
Awaken Wellness Fair Returns to New York City

Awaken Wellness Fair Returns to New York City

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 28
Integrative Nutrition Wellness Coaches Join Katonah Podiatry

Integrative Nutrition Wellness Coaches Join Katonah Podiatry

“We work with clients to help them create happy, healthy lives in a way that is flexible, fun and self-fulfilling, through nutrition and lifestyle changes."
New ‘Medical Medium’ Book Focuses on Celery Juice

New ‘Medical Medium’ Book Focuses on Celery Juice

"It’s become clear that drinking celery juice to improve health is no passing fad."
Organic Hair by Helen Adds New Color Lines

Organic Hair by Helen Adds New Color Lines

She chooses products that use natural ingredients and create natural-looking results.
Spirit Festival Announces Presenter Lineup

Spirit Festival Announces Presenter Lineup

September 13 to 15
Live Sound Healing Concert at Golden Prana in Katonah

Live Sound Healing Concert at Golden Prana in Katonah

from 7 to 9 p.m. July 10
Next ‘Food Truck Friday’ Set for July 19 in Pound Ridge

Next ‘Food Truck Friday’ Set for July 19 in Pound Ridge