SHTA Webinar Series

2023 “People, Nature, Footpath” Educational Webinar Series

Each year during the last months of winter, we host an educational webinar series designed to help Trail users gain confidence in spending time on the Superior Hiking Trail, and knowledge about the natural history and ecology of the North Shore.

The webinars are free to attend. Registration is required, and attendees will need to sign up for a free Zoom account in order to attend. To support the Trail and help us cover the cost of producing this series, a donation of $25 is suggested.

Foraging for Mushrooms on the SHT

7-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19th

Photo courtesy of Ariel Bonkoski.

We’ll learn to how to identify some common mushrooms on the Trail — both edible and toxic — how to harvest sustainably, following rules related to foraging on public land, and more.

About the presenter: Ariel Bonkoski is the co-founder of the Lake Superior Mycological Society and owner of Ariel’s Mushroom Co. Ariel is a self-taught mushroom enthusiast from Duluth, Minnesota who has been studying fungi since 2016. She teaches mushroom identification classes across the Midwest, has given presentations for mycological societies all over the country, and has lead forays for numerous events. She also frequently forages on the SHT.

Webinar Archive

To view webinars from past years, all were recorded and can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

Questions? Contact Development and Communications Director Annie Nelson at 218-834-2700 ext. 204 or [email protected].