Guided Mushroom Hunts, Wild Mushrooms and Mycological Education

I am here to help you learn more about mushrooms and the forests they grow in. Let me know your mushroom hunting, mushroom identification, and wild mushroom needs. There is a lot to know in the field of mycology, but you don't have to know a lot of fancy names to enjoy a few common, safe and delicious edibles growing in your yard or region.

Guided Forays

I offer half and full day guided mushroom hunts in the mountains around Durango, Pagosa Springs and Telluride. We will meet in town or in the forest and I will show you how to find and identify Porcinis (Boletus edulis), Chanterelles (Cantharellus), and any other of the long list of edible mushrooms that grow in the San Juan Mountains. Our walk in the forest will be easy and fun for young and old. July-August-September-October. Rain or shine. Bring lunch, rain gear, good shoes or boots and your favorite mushroom basket and knife. Refreshments provided.

Wild Mushrooms

Unique recognition as a wild mushroom expert by the state of Colorado allows chefs, restaurants, caterers, and retailers to legally buy a host of different wild mushroom species from me and serve them to the general public. All mushrooms that I harvest are individually inspected and graded for quality. Please call for availability and special orders.


Email me photos: free (max. one email per month please)
House call: $50/hr + $0.40/mile R/T

Other Services

I can help you get your mycological landscape project off the ground with design, material procurement and installation. I can also work with you one-on-one to sharpen your knowledge of mushroom cultivation or the various genera of wild mushrooms.

Selected Studies of Medicinal Mushrooms