Wild edibles offer a variety of health benefits to you and add unique flavors and textures to your meals. Join Nick Spero for a walk to learn about one of the first wild edibles of the season, morel mushrooms! He’ll show you the plants you can pick and nibble along the way, as well as those that you need to bring home to prepare for a meal. You will also learn how to forage in a safe and sustainable manner**.**

Please note that Morels are very temperature and moisture dependent. We will do our best to find them, but like all natural things we can make no guarantees.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate (low intensity hiking).
What to wear/bring: Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle.
Our leader: Nick Spero loves to hunt and fish, and primitive technology has piqued his interest since he was a child. You can view a video produced by NPR about Nick here:

Nick, like most of the other people who lead NHSM field trips, is a volunteer, so your money will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible. Donate or become a member of the Natural History Society of Maryland by visiting:

  • Children (10-18): $5
  • NHSM Member: $15
  • NHSM Non-Member: $25