Forays are on weekends and start at 9:00 AM and run to around 2:00 PM.
Denver meeting place leaves from SE parking lot (Stegosaurus) at Exit 259 (I–70/Morrison).
Boulder meeting place leaves from Safeway parking lot northeast side at Arapahoe and 28th.
Forays are field trips to different locations in the mountains
to look for wild mushrooms.
- When — Most forays are on weekends and
most start at 9:00 AM and run to around 2:00 PM.
- Where — CMS has a new meeting place for forays. The good
news is that it is in the same area as the old meeting place
but usually is not so crowded.
Future CMS forays, unless otherwise stated, will meet in the
SE parking lot (Stegosaurus) at Exit 259 (I–70/Morrison).
from Denver on I-70, take Exit 259. At the end of the off ramp
turn left (south, towards Red Rocks and Morrison) and pass
under I–70. You will see the SE parking lot
immediately on your left. We will always try to gather towards
the rear of the parking lot.
- To Join Our Forays — CMS conducts several
day-trip forays each season for its members. However,
guests of CMS members and others interested in learning about
mushrooms and our myco-club may participate in a foray by paying
fee — paid
to the foray leader in cash (bring exact change0 or check (payable to "CMS").
Non-members may also join CMS and go on a foray by giving the
foray leader a check made out to "CMS" for $25.00 per household.
- Car-pooling Preferred — Please note
that car-pooling from the meeting area to the foray location
is strongly encouraged. It is often difficult to find a place
where several cars can pull off the road together to foray. Carpooling
is a good chance to meet and talk with other CMS members on a
one-to-one basis. Try it, you'll like it!
- Come prepared — Remember that you may
be going for most of the day into the mountains. We usually get back by 2:00. Be prepared!
Bring your lunch and drinking water. Bring clothing appropriate
to the changing weather conditions in the mountains (i.e., rain
gear, sweater, jacket, etc.). Wear sturdy footwear. See the left
sidebar regarding equipment to bring for mushroom hunting.
- Bring proof of membership — Be sure
to bring your CMS membership card or a copy of SPORES
Afield (with a mailing label addressed to
the member) with you whenever you show up at a foray. Those without
a card or other proof of membership or those who haven't paid
the $5 non-member fee will not be allowed to come along.
- Check in advance — It is always a good
idea to check with the foray leader a few days prior to the
foray for last minute changes.
Join a foray. You'll like it! Forays are fun. Forays are
informative. Forays are educational. Forays are social. You'll
learn about mushrooms on a foray.
Morel Foray Report (June 16, 2007) and Photos
Photos from 2005 foray to Pike National Forest
hints for beginning mushroomers (From Mushroom:
The Journal of Wild Mushrooming)
|Foray Leaders' Toolkit
CMS Sign up and Release
Form — Foray leaders: Make one or two copies prior
to your foray. Everyone participating in the foray MUST read
and sign the release form. After the foray turn in the form to
the CMS Secretary at the next monthly
for Foray Leaders — To be used by foray leaders when
briefing with foray participants.
Guidelines for the Foray Leader — How to plan a foray