We will meet at the rest area by the entrance of Indian Cave State Park (ICSP) at 9am. If we change locations, we will post directions to our location at the park. This is also the time of Haunted Hallow at ICSP, so there might be more people than usual, and parking may be more difficult.
- Meet at 9am to learn about our target genus Tricoloma
- Get on the trails by 9:30am
- Meet at the collections table at 11am, with your specimens
- Identify and tag species from 11am to 12pm
The NAMA MycoBlitz is focusing on the genus Tricoloma this round, and we have confirmation that that genus has been found at ICSP. At 9am, one of our mycologists will talk about some of the identifying features of Tricoloma. While that is the focus of the MycoBlitz, we are still interested in other species that we find.
This time of year, we probably won’t have to worry too much about insects like ticks and mosquitos, but having some protection is always prudent. Please wear sturdy shoes, as the terrain is quite hilly. We recommend long pants, and layers. Please bring a snack and a water bottle, as there are not any concessions close by. Bring whatever collecting tools you have (mushroom bag, mushroom knife, hard container for small delicate specimens, KOH dropper bottle, etc.)
For folks in Lincoln and Omaha areas, there will be some carpooling available.