Sam Stryker Memorial Foray

Sam Stryker Memorial Foray


Sunday, September 17th 9am-noon


Please join us Sunday, September 17th for a mushroom foray at Wilderness Park in Lincoln, in tribute to the late mycologist Sam Stryker. Sam's brilliance and curiosity illuminated a space in our community. Meeting at the parking lot along Old Cheney Road, mycophiles and nature lovers will come together to commemorate Sam's passion for mycology and the natural world. From 9 am to noon, we'll embark on an immersive exploration of the park's rich fungal biodiversity. Please RSVP on our website so we can understand how many people may be coming.

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Whether you're a seasoned mycophile or just curious about the kingdom of fungi, this event offers an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and celebrate Sam's enduring legacy. The centerpiece of the foray will be the guided mushroom hunt, during which participants can uncover a variety of intriguing species that call Wilderness Park home. At 11 am, an identification table will be set up, allowing attendees to learn more about the mushrooms collected during the expedition. Even if you can't make it to the foray itself, you're welcome to join us at 11 am to view the unique specimens that have been found.

In honor of Sam Stryker's memory, let's come together to share his passion and carry forward his love for mycology. As you prepare for the foray, consider bringing a notepad and pen for taking notes, a camera to capture the beauty of the park and its fungi, as well as a basket or bag for collecting specimens (remember to tread lightly and respect the environment). This event is a meaningful way to pay homage to a dear friend, a brilliant mycologist, and to foster a sense of community united by a shared interest in the world of mushrooms.


Wilderness Park Parking Lot on Old Cheney

Lincoln, 68502 (map)