The Twentieth Annual Gary Lincoff Mushroom Foray

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Date(s) - 09/12/2020
7:30 am - 6:00 pm

The Lodge at North Park


The Gary Lincoff Memorial Foray will be held on Saturday, September 12th : Walks, presentations, auction, book signing, sales, table-walk, mushroom feast. The Lodge, N Ridge Drive, 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 and a Science Sunday.


8am to 7pm, Saturday, Sept. 12th, 2020


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: Michael Kuo; Mushroom Feast; merchandise sales and silent auction.

 Michael Kuo the principal developer of MushroomExpert.Com, will join us as a guest speaker and mycologist for his second visit.

Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club cooks will prepare a Mushroom Feast with dozens of unique mushroom dishes to delight your taste buds.

Guest Mycologists​

Michael Kuo, the principal developer of MushroomExpert.Com, is an English teacher and an amateur mycologist. He is the author of Morels (2005), and 100 Edible Mushrooms (2007), 100 Cool Mushrooms (2010, coauthored with Andy Methven), and Mushrooms of the Midwest (2014, coauthored with Andy Methven). Other publications include: “Studies of North American macrofungi, 1. Validation of Lactarius rubidus comb. nov. and Leccinellum quercophilum sp. nov.” (2013, Mycotaxon 124: 323-332), “Taxonomic revision of true morels (Morchella) in Canada and the United States” (2012, Mycologia 104: 1159-1177), “Morchella tomentosa, a new species from western North America, and notes on M. rufobrunnea” (2008; Mycotaxon 105: 441-446) and “Mushrooming in the age of DNA: now comes the fun part” (2007; McIlvainea 17: 43-49).



The Lodge – Allegheny County’s North Park,North Ridge Road, McCandless Township, PA, 15101

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  • WPMC members: $35 per person
  • Non-members: includes admission, 2020 & 2021 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. A list of job openings will be published closer to the event.

Registration will open in the spring 2020.

For more info, contact Fluff Berger, Foray Chair: 724-601-8382

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We request that no one hunts a walk or foray location for at least two weeks prior to a walk or foray. It is only through your cooperation that we can have successful walks and forays. All walks & forays will be held rain or shine. Come 15-30 min early and socialize. All walks start on time, so be early, if you are late we will already be in the woods. You can find last minute additions or changes by going to our Facebook Group.

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