Sister Marie Kopin, center, discusses mushrooms during a previously held mushroom hunt in the Ingalls Forest held by the Iosco and Alcona Conservation Districts. Kopin, a mushroom expert, will be on hand during the Oct. 16 hunt.

EAST TAWAS – The Iosco and Alcona Conservation Districts are hosting their annual fall mushroom hunt on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Ingalls Forest on Bischoff Road in Iosco County. 

Anderson Road is the nearby cross street. Once in the area, follow the signs.

Sister Marie Kopin and Heather Johnson, mushroom specialists from the Michigan Mushroom Hunter’s Club, will be on hand to educate and identify collected mushrooms. 

During past fall hunts, more than 70 different varieties have been found, many of which are considered highly-prized edible mushrooms.

Participants should dress for the weather as the hunt will take place rain or shine but the sorting and identification of mushrooms will take place under a roofed pavilion. For convenience, there are Port-a-Jons on site.

There is no charge for the event which is open to the public. This is a family-friendly event and children are encouraged to participate. 

CDC and State of Michigan Covid-19 prevention guidance imposed at the time shall be followed.

For a map to Ingalls Forest or for more information, go to

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