The Fourteenth Annual Gary Lincoff Mid-Atlantic Mushroom Foray

8am to 7pm, Saturday, Sept. 13th, 2014


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: Gary Lincoff, Bill Yule (Connecticut River Naturalist and Bolete Expert)  and Gary Emberger (expert on mushrooms growing on wood); Mushroom Feast; merchandise sales and silent auction.

Featured speaker is Gary Lincoff, author of the Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. Gary, Past-president of the North American Mycological Association (NAMA), is the nation’s best-known mushroom expert. He is a charismatic and entertaining speaker and makes learning about mushrooms fun and interesting. His end-of-the-day table-walk discussions are not to be missed.

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

Guest Mycologists

Gary Lincoff 2010 Gary Lincoff is again the Principal Mycologist at the Mid-Atlantic Mushroom Foray. Gary wrote the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. It is one of the biggest selling mushroom books of all time. Gary has recently published a book, The Complete Mushroom Hunter, An Illustrated Guide to Finding, Harvesting, and Enjoying Wild Mushrooms. Gary’s insights about edible and poisonous mushrooms, picking urban mushrooms, mushroom recipes, and his experiences with wild mushrooms in various cultures around the world make it a delightful read. Gary has his own website that includes much help for beginners, info on toxicity, and scientific articles on DNA classification of mushrooms.
Gary is a past-president of the North American Mycological Association and chairs the awards program for that organization. He is in high demand as a speaker for mushroom organizations all over North America. He has traveled the world studying mushrooms and their relationships with the local culture. We are extremely fortunate to have him come to our foray for the Fourteenth time.


Parish Hill facility – Allegheny County’s North Park Walter Road McCandless Township, PA 15101


  • WPMC members: $35 per person Until September 1, 2014
  • WPMC Members: $40 per person after September 1, 2014 or at the door.
  • Non-members: includes admission, 2014 & 2015 membership $55.00 USD
  • Students (with ID) and children 11 to 18: $15 each.
  • Children 10 & under: free

Registration and Release:

Knowing the risks, I (we) agree to assume the risks, and agree to release, hold harmless, and to indemnify the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club, and any of its officers or members, from any and all legal responsibility for injuries or accidents incurred by myself or my family during, or as a result of, any mushroom identification, field trip, excursion, meeting or dining sponsored by the club.


Names of Registrants

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