Species list from Crooked Creek Lake on 07/23/2022

This was a new location for the club and it was great to see a healthy turnout of both club members and the general public. And it was the first walk that club identifier Beth Dinger has led and Beth did a great job. Despite the recent rain larger mushrooms were still...

Species list from Linn Run State park on 07/09/2022

After a month of dry weather around Pittsburgh it was a pleasant surprise to arrive at Linn Run State Park and find plenty of gilled mushrooms growing in the parking lot. It just got better as we headed up the hill finding a wide variety of species. The table at the...

Species list from Linbrook Woodlands Park on 07/06/2022

In the heels of an hour of summer downpour, 17 people attended the walk at Linbrook Woodlands/Park. While most started at the Park side, 3 others followed their GPS to the Woodlands side. Most fungi were a bit tattered or old, as growing conditions have been mostly...

Species list from Dorothy Fornof Foray at Deer Lakes park on 06/25/2022

The weather has not been cooperating! The Pittsburgh region has missed out on rain when the last two or so cold fronts have come through. Everyone is eagerly awaiting chanterelle season but it's too dry. The area where we walk has a creek running through it so there...

Species list from Beaver Meadows on 06/21/2022

A small group of intrepid mushroom hunters met Cara Coulte for her birthday walk at this beautiful location. From last years walk we knew there would be a number of water loving fungi in the area. Two species of rust and less common Mycena were found along with a lone...

Lincoff Foray

Mark your calendars now for the 22nd annual Gary Lincoff Foray – September 24, 2022. Registration will open at a later date.

About the club

The Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club was created to promote the enjoyment, study, and exchange of information about wild mushrooms. Everyone who has an interest in wild mushrooms is welcome to become a member. Activities include regular meetings, projects centered on mushrooms, and walks and forays.

Bolete filter

The Bolete Filter is a triage (A Synoptic Key) for North American Boletes developed by Scott Pavelle with lots of input from other club members and country wide experts and hosted by the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club.