Wild Mushroom Immersion

Wild Mushroom Immersion

Beginning June 26th, 2022 Montpelier, VT

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2022 Calendar of Classes

January 22, 2022:  Winter Wildlife Tracking Institute
                                   North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, VT

January 29, 2022:  Wildlife Tracking 101
                                   North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, VT

June 26, 2022:        Wild Mushroom Immersion
                                   Montpelier, VT

July 16, 2022:          Wilderness Way Finding
                                     Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
                                     Schoharie Creek Preserve,  Town of Charleston, NY

July 17, 2022            Mushrooms of Holt Preserve
                                     Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
                                     Holt Preserve, Town of New Scotland, NY


Wild Mushrooms: Fungal Ecology & Identification

Wildlife Tracking

Tracking is the art of reading the landscape and interpreting the stories that it holds. It is a dynamic and living tapestry of tales encompassing all that moves across the earth.  

In this class, you’ll be introduced to basic tracking skills and concepts such as clear print identification, track patterns, as well as techniques to develop your skill in tracking.

This is a great class for photographers, hunters, or anyone who wishes to deepen their outdoor experience.  

All skill levels are welcome!


* Please plan to be outdoors for the duration of this class.(3 Hours). We will be walking and standing still thoughout the class. Please DRESS ACCORDINGLY.

Bird Language: Understanding & Interpreting Bird Behavior

Our fields and forests have a ‘news service’ signaling to all who are aware.  Birds report everything that is happening, from the news of a passing predator to signaling the arrival of a 'quiet' human walking up the trail, still minutes away.   

Bird language is an effective, fun, and exciting tool for observing the relationships of the natural world.  

I have on many occasions been led on adventures to find great horned owls, coyote, and much more due to my understanding of bird language and interpretaion.      


Join us in this interactive workshop in which you will be given the tools to develop this amazing awareness and skill.  Your experience outdoors will never be the same. 


This class does not require any prior knowledge of bird species or their calls and is open to all levels of interest and skill.

Photo: Marcy Herrick


Art of Friction Fire

In this class you will learn time-tested techniques to starting fire with friction. Yes, you can do that! We will cover the local species of plants that provide the greatest success along with the fundamental components of friction kits, how they work and why they sometimes don't.


You will leave this class with a new appreciation for the gift of fire along with the tools and knowledge to create fire on your own. Subjects covered will include tinder bundle collection and construction, strap drill (2 person), bow drill (1 person) and hand drill. All participants will build their own friction kits to take home.