The Nineteenth Annual Gary Lincoff Mushroom Foray
Date(s) - 09/21/2019
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
The Gary Lincoff Memorial Foray will be held on Saturday, September 21st : 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 Friday.
8am to 7pm, Saturday, Sept. 21st, 2019
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: Adam Haritan, Bill Russell and Rick Kerrigan; Mushroom Feast; merchandise sales and silent auction.
Adam Haritan is the Founder of LearnYourLand, a community and online database of Pennsylvania’s naturalists and nature-related events .
Bill Russell is the author of “Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic”, which he revised and expanded in 2017.
Rick Kerrigan is the author of “Agaricus of North America”.
Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club cooks will prepare a Mushroom Feast with dozens of unique mushroom dishes to delight your taste buds.
|Adam Haritan is the Founder of LearnYourLand, a community and online database of Pennsylvania’s naturalists and nature-related events. Adam leads various classes and workshops related to plant and mushroom identification, wild food harvesting, nutritional and medicinal components of wild foods, the benefits of nature connection, and more. He is an official Identifier with the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club and has served on the WPMC Board since 2016. Adam has also published a “Fun Guide to Fungi”, and his YouTube channel features over 100 instructional nature videos.|
|Bill Russell is the author of “Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic”, which he revised and expanded in 2017. Bill has been giving mushroom workshops, walks, and talks since 1960. A longtime resident of State College, Pennsylvania, Bill is Founder and past president of the Central Pennsylvania Mushroom Club. In 2013 the Club members voted to name their annual foray the Bill Russell Foray, in appreciation for his efforts to raise awareness of mushrooms and make their study accessible to amateur mushroom enthusiasts in Pennsylvania and beyond.
|Rick Kerrigan is the author of “Agaricus of North America”, the result of forty years of research. Rick became interested in Agaricus while an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He did his graduate study under the mentorship of Harry Thiers at San Francisco State University, and in 1989 he was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. A postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto led to an appointment with Sylvan, Inc., the world’s leading producer of cultivated mushroom spawn. Dr. Kerrigan has held the position of Director of Research, U.S.A., with Sylvan since 1993.|
Rose Barn – Allegheny County’s North Park, Pearce Mill Rd, McCandless Township, PA, 15101
- WPMC members: $35 per person
- Non-members: includes admission, 2019 & 2020 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 sheet later in the year.
For more info, contact Fluff Berger, Foray Chair: 724-601-8382
Registration is now open.You can fill out a PDF application form and mail it in or use the online form:
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