Mushroom Forage with North Spore

  • July 15, 2022
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join BTLT and Louis Giller of North Spore for a mushroom forage at Chase Reserve. This mushroom walk is designed to be an introduction to the mycological world of Maine, with a particular focus on edible mushrooms.

The first half hour or so of class will be devoted to covering basic fungal biology and life cycle, mushroom myths/truths, and foraging practices. From there, we’ll head into the forest and scan for mushrooms, discussing our finds as we go. The species we are likely to find vary depending on season and location. By the end of class, participants will walk away with growing confidence in several choice species and inspiration to learn more.

Louis Giller has spent about a decade studying, growing, foraging, and most importantly eating mushrooms. His mycological journey began at the University of Denver where he studied environmental science and conducted oyster mushroom research inspired by Mycologist Paul Stamets. He joined North Spore about 5 years ago where he primarily works on customer support, education, and community outreach.

We suggest you wear long pants and sturdy shoes or boots. Please bring the following with you: a basket, knife, water, notebook, and paper bags.  Parking at Chase Preserve is limited, if you are attending with friends/family please carpool.

The event is capped at 20 registrants. North Spore is handling the event registration, click here.  The ticket price is $35.

One scholarship slot is available, please email for more information.


Venue Website:

429 Bunganuc Road, Brunswick, Maine, 04011, United States


Chase Reserve is approximately located at 429 Bunganuc Road in Brunswick. The property straddles the Bunganuc Road in Brunswick, immediately east of the Freeport town line.

From Maine Street in Brunswick, head west on Pleasant Hill Road. After 1.8 miles, take a slight left onto Casco Road. Casco Road turns into Bunganuc Road after 1.9 miles. Continue on Bunganuc road for another 0.7 miles. Chase Reserve will be on your right, just before crossing the Freeport town line.