We will spend the morning befriending, grooming, and caring for the horses, and go for a mushroom hunt on horseback. In the afternoon we will gather in the barn, sip cups of hot chocolate, and peruse the mushroom table. We will make a spore print, and explore the questions: what is a mushroom? What is its role in the natural world? How is it helpful to humans? Then we will look at what makes mushrooms different from each other. We will pass around our samples and look at gills and teeth, pores and veils, spores and mycelium. The goal is not to ID every ‘shroom, but to kindle enthusiasm, interest and awareness, as well as talking about safety around edible and poisonous species.
The day is tailored for kids aged 6-12. Registration is $110/ child. All the riding/ horse activities are fully supported and suitable for beginners or those with little experience, with room for more experienced riders to take a greater leadership role with their horses. For more info and to register, please visit http://www.mountainhorseschool.com/camps/