Date(s) - 09/16/2017
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
The 17th Annual Gary Lincoff Mushroom Foray will be held on Saturday, September 16th : 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. 16th, 2017
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 Robert Chang (American Truffle Company); 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.
|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 Seventeenth time.|
|Robert Chang Managing Director and Chief Truffle Officer of the American Truffle Company. Robert brings his technical training (Stanford University: B.S. in Electrical Engineering and minor in Biology, M.S. in Electrical Engineering and qualified for Ph.D. program) to continually push the scientific envelope in truffle cultivation. He also uses his experience and knowledge in technology and engineering to help ATC client-partners design and implement electronic monitoring systems, moisture-sensing irrigation systems, drainage system and environmental monitoring systems – all central to the collection of data and fine-tuning of truffle cultivation methodology.|
Rose Barn – Allegheny County’s North Park, Pearce Mill Rd, McCandless Township, PA, 15101
- WPMC members: $35 per person
- Non-members: includes admission, 2017 & 2018 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 please see what jobs are open and sign up here.
Registration is now open and you can either download and complete the registration form and send it to Barbara DeRiso, address on the form, or complete the online form:
For more info, contact Barbara DeRiso, Foray Chair: 412-252-2594
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