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Manning Park – Foray Report 2013 – 2017

Paul Kroeger has compiled a detailed report on the Manning Park macrofungi discovered by VMS members at our annual Clarence Schmok Memorial Foray.

Click the report below for species lists, and to read more about the importance of citizen science efforts

Weekend rescue prompts search-crew warning to mushroom pickers seeking bumper B.C. crop

Kamloops Search and Rescue fears spike in calls as post-wildfire ‘goldmine’ draws fungus foragers to Interior

Search crews fear the rescue of a mushroom picker who went missing overnight in B.C.’s Interior may be the first of many similar calls this summer.

Kamloops Search and Rescue were called Saturday evening when the man failed to return to his camp near Loon Lake, roughly 130 kilometres north of Kamloops, B.C. He was found the following morning.

“It was a long night out there … the mosquitos were just horrendous,” said KSAR member Mike Ritcey.

Last summer’s wildfires have led to a bumper crop of mushrooms in the Interior this year and pickers are expected to flock to the area.

Read more at CBC.ca