Enjoy the outdoors and learn about our local native mushrooms

Cooler temperatures and moister soils could beget an amazing variety of wild mushrooms this autumn.

  • Oct. 12, 2012 8:00 a.m.

Take a Mushroom Safari this fall to learn about the wild mushrooms that could be blooming like crazy this fall.

With cooler temperatures and moister soils an amazing variety of wild mushrooms in a fascinating array of sizes, shapes, colours, textures and aromas are blossoming in our forests, fields and lawns this fall.

The Columbia Mountain range claims itself as the mushroom capital of the world where the greatest diversity of mushrooms are found.

Award-winning nature tour guide Roseanne Van Ee conducts guided Wild Mushroom Safaris in the Mabel Lake area for people wanting to experience this incredible display of intriguing fungi.

The full day tours are fun and informative excursions through the woods to view all types of mushrooms from spiny, white Coral Fungus to huge, bright orange Lobsters. Photographers, artists, gardeners, cooks, naturalists, hikers, mycophiles (people who like mushrooms) and anyone with a sense of curiosity will enjoy these tours.

Choose one of the Mushroom Safari dates of October 13, 14, 17, 20, 21 or 24, or arrange a private tour for groups of 8 or more on any other mid-October day. www.outdoordiscoveries.com

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