March-April 2013 newsletter published

Members should by now have received the first newsletter of the year either by email of through the post. The newsletter has a new look and you can see the first page here.

November/December newsletter

The WPMC November/December newsletter is now available for download.

Newsletter Submissions Welcome

As the editor of the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club newsletter, I encourage and welcome submissions, ideas, requests, suggestions and photos from any of our members.

All submissions, etc., for the newsletter should be emailed to me at Bea Drodge. By doing so you give the WPMC permission to publish your submission.

Bea Drodge

2012 Outstanding Service Award

At November meeting, the 2012 Outstanding Service Award was presented to Ginny Sleigh (accepting for both Bob & Ginny) in appreciation for:

  • Establishing & leading the Indiana County Chapter
  • Editing the WPMC newsletter for 3 years
  • Writing articles for the WPMC newsletter
  • Carving mushrooms for WPMC speaker gifts
  • Sharing expertise on mushroom cultivation
  • and Becoming a WPMC Identifier

Photo Contest Results 2012

Dick Dougall, Amanita muscaria

Our thanks to Rebecca Miller for judging the 2012 WPMC Photo Contest.

First Place: Dick Dougall, Amanita muscaria
Second Place: Cecily Franklin, Mycena leaiana
Third Place: Jim Adams, Pholiota aurivella Read More

Election results 2012

At the October 16 monthly meeting of the WPMC, the following Officers were elected for next year:

President – Jim Wasik
Vice President – Todd Kaufmann
Recording Secretary – Jeff Kretzer
Corresponding Secretary – Richard Jacob
Treasurer – Barb DeRiso

Winter Tree ID by Mathew Erb

Winter tree ID

April 2012 meeting presentation by Mathew Erb, Director of
Urban Forestry at Tree Pittsburgh

We all know about the importance of tree identification when it comes to mushroom hunting, but how can we identify trees when the leaves aren’t even out yet? Just in time for morel season, Matt Erb, ISA Certified Arborist and forester answerd all of our questions about Western Pennsylvania’s trees.

Mushroom Mania 2009

Gary Lincoff

2008 Gary Lincoff Mid-Atlantic mushroom foray

Gary Lincoff Ledgewood Walk