Edible and Medicinal Mushroom Foraging
Talk presented by Shannon Pump, Seasoned naturalist and fungi educator
Saturday at 1pm
Shannon Pump is a seasoned naturalist and fungi educator, as well as a master forager residing in Sister Bay, Door County. She knows the habitat well. She is excited about the tremendous diversity of fungi in the Door County Peninsula. Shannon will walk you through the entire season of edible species starting with the well-known Spring Morels then on to Oysters, Lobsters, and Chicken of the woods. She will be covering the summer species Chanterelles, Hericium, Black Trumpets, and her favorite fall species Hen of the Woods. She will also share her knowledge on medicinal mushrooms of Door County such as Chaga and Reishi and Turkey tail, how to identify them and what are their health benefits.
Shannon Pump, Seasoned naturalist
and fungi educator
Shannon Pump is the owner and Master Forager at Wild Door Mushrooms and Foraging currently located in Sister Bay WI. Her background includes 20 plus years studying Botany and Mycology. She has worked in greenhouses, nurseries and landscaping. She has also been a naturalist for the Ridges Sanctuary and Hike Leader for several Forays throughout the state. Shannon has been fascinated with mushrooms since she was a child. What was her hobby became her passion and in 2013 She opened Wild Door and started supplying mushrooms to local chefs. Shannon soon learned that there was a great interest in wild Mushrooms and began doing lectures and guided hikes throughout the State as well as in Illinois. She has lead lectures for the Wisconsin Mycological Society and the Illinois Mycological Society. She leads and All women’s foray in Cumberland Wisconsin Yearly. While there and 1000s of species of mushrooms her main focus is on the wild edible species.