Chanterelle preservation methods

This year is shaping up to be an amazing year for Chanterelles and it is easy to pick more than you can eat in a day or two. What to do with them all? Scott Pavelle was distributing… Read More

New study to identify and catalog Amanita genus mushrooms of Western Pennsylvania

The genus Amanita contains many well-known species, such as Amanita bisporigera the “destroying angel”. Some amanitas are responsible for the majority of serious mushroom poisonings and numerous deaths; on the other hand, a number of amanitas are edible… Read More

Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club collaborates with Duke University in a mushroom DNA barcoding push

DNA barcoding is the newest analytical method used to characterize and identify fungi. Traditional identification is based on the physical characteristics of fruiting bodies, including microscopic details. DNA barcoding adds identification at the genetic level. The Western Pennsylvania… Read More

The Thirteenth Annual Gary Lincoff Mid-Atlantic Mushroom Foray

8am to 7pm, Saturday, Sept. 21th, 2013 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, Frank Lotrich (WPMC) & John… Read More

Agrocybe arvalis sclerotia – Fruiting Instructions

This is the third kit that many of you received at the May 2013 meeting and consists of a plastic cup filled with sand and a small bag with Agrocybe arvalis sclerotia. A sclerotium (plural sclerotia, from Greek… Read More