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Michael Karns

St. Paul, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Michael Karns

Michael Karns began foraging as a teenager after he and his family moved to forty wooded acres in north-central Arkansas. Since those humble beginnings collecting puffballs and wood ear, his passion for great food and a slightly obsessive compulsion for learning led him to a deep dive into mycology—with a full appreciation of the amazing edible treasures hiding in the forest. Michael is a certified mycological identification expert, a scientist with the Minnesota Mycoflora Project, and co-author of Untamed Mushrooms: From Field to Table.

Current Courses Offered by Michael Karns

Teaser image for Discovering the Language of Birds

Discovering the Language of Birds

We call them songs, but in reality, those sweet bird chirps and calls are more than a happy little…
Fri, Jun 9th, 2023
8am-3pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
Sat, Jun 10th, 2023
8am-3pm
Instructor: Michael Karns

Past Courses Offered by Michael Karns

All About Morel Mushrooms: Online Course

Mushroom & Fungi Intro

Mushroom & Fungi Intro

Mushroom & Fungi: A Closer Look

Spring Birding on the North Shore

Untamed Mushrooms: A Wild Walk in the Woods

Untamed Mushrooms: From Field to Table