Sundays in October and November
Location: Sierra Norte de Madrid
Autumn is the season of mushrooms and that is why this year the Mycological Days are back, a unique opportunity to learn about the exciting world of mycology in the Sierra Norte de Madrid.
The Association of Friends of the Casa de Campo organizes these days, where you will learn to differentiate and collect mushrooms suitable for consumption, with the help of professionals with years of experience. The conferences have a didactic orientation and will allow you to learn about theory and practice. The dates chosen for these days are Sundays October 24 and 31, and Sundays November 7, 14 and 21.
The excursions start at the different meeting points, depending on the date. You will receive some first theoretical indications about the different mushrooms and also about the precautions to take into account. There will also be a discussion about the fauna, flora and natural environments to be visited. Then the tour will begin, lasting about two hours, ending with a meal and sharing of the mushrooms collected.
You can participate in excursions to different localities such as Miraflores de la Sierra, Becerril de la Sierra, Rascafría or Bustarviejo. Check the program! The organization recommends comfortable clothes for the walks in the countryside, as well as to come with food from home.
In addition, you can attend the "Course of Mushrooms and Initiation to Mycology" organized by Taller de las Tradiciones in the town of Valdemanco, an intensive day in which you will go out to the countryside and have academic training on the world of mycology.
Take advantage of the autumn months to learn as much as possible about our mushrooms!
More information: Mycological Days 2021
Image credits: 9ª Jornadas Micológicas sierra de Madrid © Jorge Calvo Ganzabal