The Eighteenth Annual WPMC Gary Lincoff Foray

The 18th Annual Gary Lincoff Mushroom 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 Thursday and Friday.


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

Program:

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 and Taylor Lockwood; 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.

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!

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 the author or editor of numerous books and articles on mushrooms, including The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. He teaches courses on mushroom identification at the New York Botanical Garden. A featured “myco-visionary” in the award-winning documentary Know Your Mushrooms, Gary has led mushroom study trips and forays around the world. Gary Lincoff is again the Principal Mycologist at the Mid-Atlantic Mushroom Foray. 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 in high demand as a speaker for mushroom organizations all over North America and 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 Eighteenth time.
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.

Where:

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


Admission:

  • 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
Lincoff-Foray@wpamushroomclub.org