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Mushroom Hunting the Redwood Coast

Bedømt 4,89 ud af 5 ud fra 37 omtaler.Santa Cruz, USA

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Oplevelse med værten Kristof

3 timer
Inkluderer udstyr
Op til 10 personer
Sprog: Engelsk

Det skal I lave

We’ll meet at UC Santa Cruz’s Core West parking structure (free parking on the weekends). I’ll introduce you to the local area and explain our goals for the day. I’ll have my favorite field guides available for you to peruse as well as real specimens of local mushrooms. I’ll explain the intricacies of mushroom identification and hunting safety before we get going. You’ll be able to use the restroom and fill up your water bottle as well.

We will hunt on UCSC’s forested campus, hiking around for roughly 2.5 hours. I will point out the local flora and fauna we come across. I will help you identify the mushrooms we encounter and teach you about the role fungi play in the ecosystem. Hopefully, we will find safe edible or medicinal fungi for you to take home. I will also teach you how to recognize toxic and poisonous species of mushrooms in order to avoid them. You’ll have a lot of fun and walk away with new skills at a minimum. If we’re lucky, you’ll forage some ingredients to cook an impressive dinner later.

Please note: I cannot guarantee good weather or abundant mushrooms. However, I will do my best to provide the best opportunities. This experience is oriented toward education rather than trophy hunting.
We’ll meet at UC Santa Cruz’s Core West parking structure (free parking on the weekends). I’ll introduce you to the local area and explain our goals for the day. I’ll have my favorite field guides available for you to peruse as well as real specimens of local mushrooms. I’ll explain the intricacies of mushroom identification and hunting safety before we get going. You’ll be able to use the restroom and fill up your water bottle as well…

Kristofs forpligtelse til at skabe sikkerhed

Denne vært har forpligtet sig til Airbnb's COVID-19-relaterede retningslinjer for sikkerhed og rengøring – herunder overholdelse af retningslinjerne for fysisk afstand, god hygiejne og sikring af, at alle deltagere bærer en maske.
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Det er inkluderet

  • Udstyr
    I usually bring 4 ponchos if it is rainy.
$60
/person
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Hils på din vært, Kristof

Vært på Airbnb siden 2016
  • 37 omtaler
  • Identitet bekræftet
I grew up in a fungi-friendly, central European household and have been mushroom hunting independently for most of my life. In the past 6 years, I have become especially intimate with the rhythms of Santa Cruz native fungi. The rainy season on the Redwood Coast can seem dreary but beneath the grey skies, a rainbow of mushrooms is emerging. In this unique microclimate, we are blessed with a wide variety of fungal species to admire, to eat, and, in some cases, to respectfully avoid! I will teach you about the culinary, medicinal, and artistic qualities of our local fungi and their relatives around the world.

Some things to note: this trip is meant to be an educational introduction to mushroom identification and hunting safety. If you are already an experienced hunter, this trip may be too introductory for you.
I grew up in a fungi-friendly, central European household and have been mushroom hunting independently for most of my life. In the past 6 years, I have become especially intimate with the rhythms of Santa Cruz native fungi. The rainy season on the Redwood Coast can seem dreary but beneath the grey skies, a rainbow of mushrooms is emerging. In this unique microclimate, we are blessed with a wide variety of fungal species to admire, to eat, and, in some cases, to respectfully avoid! I will teach y…
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Her skal du være

We will focus our search around UC Santa Cruz's campus. The sprawling oak and hardwood forests are home to chanterelles, black trumpets, and queen boletes. The pines on campus harbor king boletes and various other choice mushrooms. There are various hikes through campus, and I don't pick the same area twice in a week.

Bedømt 4,89 ud af 5 ud fra 37 omtaler.

Wendy
februar 2020
This day was absolutely fantastic. Kristof is an obvious expert and very plugged into the mushroom community. He identified everything we found and provided a very thorough explanation of identification and how best to use the mushroom - whether it should be cooked in certain dishes, whether it should be dried, and how, etc. We came home with entire basket full of turkey tails, lions mane, candy caps... so excited to make them into dishes, teas, and supplements!
This day was absolutely fantastic. Kristof is an obvious expert and very plugged into the mushroom community. He identified everything we found and provided a very thorough explana…
Megan
januar 2020
We had a great time with Kristoff in Santa Cruz. He was super knowledgable about mushrooms and where to find them, sharing the varieties and how to identify them. We had a ton of fun and walked away with a bunch of beautiful mushrooms. It was also a nice time walking throughout campus exploring.
We had a great time with Kristoff in Santa Cruz. He was super knowledgable about mushrooms and where to find them, sharing the varieties and how to identify them. We had a ton of f…
Cassidy
januar 2020
If you've ever wanted to forage for mushrooms but weren't confident enough with identification or didn't know where to start looking, I'd definitely recommend this experience. Kristof is super knowledgeable about mushrooms and made us feel like we were in good hands. We had a fun time and got a good haul of blewits!
If you've ever wanted to forage for mushrooms but weren't confident enough with identification or didn't know where to start looking, I'd definitely recommend this experience. Kris…
Jason
januar 2020
Kristof is an excellent guide who really knows a lot about the area and enjoys sharing his insights. We found some delicious mushrooms and learned a lot about foraging!
Zhanna
december 2019
When I signed up, I thought mushroom hunting was a little bit like magic. Thanks to Kristof, I feel empowered with books, knowledge and field experience. We got a big group and Kristof was a wonderful guide and mentor for each and every one of ten of us. He is a terrific, intelligent and unique person with interesting stories to tell. He answered all our questions and helped us enter the world we did not know was all around us. The more we learned, the more mushrooms we we saw. There is a lot of different kinds of mushrooms right there on US Santa Cruz grounds! Also I have never seen so many deer and wild turkeys at once. It was lovely!
When I signed up, I thought mushroom hunting was a little bit like magic. Thanks to Kristof, I feel empowered with books, knowledge and field experience. We got a big group and Kr…
Susannah
december 2019
We loved spending the morning mushroom foraging in Santa Cruz. Kristof was girly knowledgeable, easy-going and had great stories to tell. The location was beautiful and we were lucky to go home with some unique mushrooms! We’ll definitely be doing more foraging on our own in the future!
We loved spending the morning mushroom foraging in Santa Cruz. Kristof was girly knowledgeable, easy-going and had great stories to tell. The location was beautiful and we were luc…

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    Gæstekrav

    Op til 10 gæster på 6 og derover kan deltage. Forældre kan også medbringe børn under to år.

    Flere tips

    All mushroom hunting and consumption is done at your own risk. No one can identify mushrooms safe for eating except yourself.

    Det skal du medbringe

    Guests will need hiking shoes, long pants (preferably water resistant), and rain jacket

    Snacks