The Gary Lincoff Memorial Foray

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Date(s) - 09/15/2018
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Rose Barn


The Gary Lincoff Memorial Foray will be held on Saturday, September 15th : Walks, presentations, auction, book signing, sales, table-walk, mushroom feast. Rose Barn, Pearce Mill Rd, North Park, McCandless Township, PA, 15101. We plan to combine this with a walk and mushroom collection in Cook Forest State Park on the Friday.

8am to 7pm, Saturday, Sept. 15th, 2018


Guided morning walks and self-guided afternoon mushroom walks; Mushroom Walks will be conducted in North Park and in other woodlands nearby Lectures: guest speakers: Taylor Lockwood and Walt Sturgeon; Mushroom Feast; merchandise sales and silent auction.

Taylor Lockwood is well know of his mushroom photography. Taylor will be showing bioluminescent finds in New Zealand, Mushrooms of the Costa Rican rain forest including a “glowing tree”, as well as video animations, time-lapse, etc. Taylor has booked tickets to Borneo for December and, of course there will be some from Borneo!

Walt Sturgeon, author of multiple filed guides and experienced field mycologist, will be presenting on the  “Mushrooms of the Appalachians” which will coincide nicely with his upcoming book, “Appalachian Mushrooms: A Field Guide.” .

Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club cooks will prepare a Mushroom Feast with dozens of unique mushroom dishes to delight your taste buds.

Guest Mycologists

Taylor Lockwood

Taylor Lockwood grew up near Seattle in an art-aware environment and took to music at an early age. After high school he entered the University of Washington College of Architecture, but by the time he was 21 he was playing several musical instruments and soon moved to California to start a band. After spending several years in the San Francisco Bay Area, he moved to Los Angeles. Then after three bands and seven years of heat and smog, he set out looking for a cooler and greener place to live. In December 1984, in the middle of the rainy season, he moved to Mendocino, California. In his first week there, he “discovered” mushrooms, bought a camera, and started taking photos. After a year of customizing his equipment and focusing his direction, he presented his first slide show for the Los Angeles Mycological Society annual fair. Since then, he has taken thousands of photos and done hundreds of shows in the U.S. and around the world.His work has appeared in the National Geographic Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and many other publications. Like many other amateur and professional mycologists, Taylor is a pioneer in the discovery and appreciation of mushrooms and other fungi. For examples of Taylor’s photos please see his fabulous website.

Walt Sturgeon


Walt Sturgeon is a nationally recognized field mycologist who has 40 years of experience with wild mushrooms, primarily in eastern North America. He has served as President of the Ohio Mushroom Society, as well as Vice President and Foray Chairman of the North American Mycological Association (NAMA). Walt is the author of “Mushrooms of the Northeast”, which was recognized as the best field guide of 2016. He has received NAMA’s Award for Contributions to Amateur Mycology and the Northeast Mycological Federation’s Friend of the Amateur award.



Rose Barn – Allegheny County’s North Park, Pearce Mill Rd, McCandless Township, PA, 15101


  • WPMC members: $35 per person
  • Non-members: includes admission, 2018 & 2019 membership $55.00 USD
  • Students (with ID) and children 11 to 18: $15 each.
  • Children 10 & under: free

We are looking for volunteers to help at the event and will have a sign up closer to the date.

Registration will also open closer to the event date.

For more info, contact Barbara DeRiso, Foray Chair: 412-252-2594

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