Date(s) - 09/30/2023
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
The Lodge at North Park
Mark your calendars now for the 23rd annual Gary Lincoff Foray. Here are the events we’ve planned for that weekend:
Activities will include:
- Guided morning walks
- Mushroom display tables
- Book-Signing / Meet & Greet
- Auction, Sales Tables & Vendors
- Cooking Demonstration
- Mushroom Feast
- Table Walk
|Speaker Spotlight: Barrie Overton, PhD
Dr. Barrie Overton is a professor of biology at Loch Haven University (now part of Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania), where he teaches Biology and Mycology courses. His areas of expertise include plant pathology, identification of wild edible mushrooms, and White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) in bats.
WNS is a fatal disease, caused by Pseudogymnoascus destructans, a fungus that has devastated North American bat populations. At this year’s Gary Lincoff Foray, Dr. Overton will talk about WNS and the new species of Pseudogymnoascus that he has found in Pennsylvania caves.
Dr. Overton and his students have been published extensively on WNS and have made many presentations. His laboratory’s work has appeared in FUNGI magazine on numerous occasions. In fact, Dr. Overton’s lab took the photo on the cover of the Spring 2020 issue of FUNGI.
Dr. Overton’s lab is currently working on fungi that could be used to control the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly. To read his article from the Winter 2023 issue of FUNGI magazine, go to: https://fungimag.com/winter-2023-articles/V15n5_Forgotten_Fungi.pdf
|Speaker Spotlight: Noah Siegel
Noah Siegel, one of the premier mushroom photographers in the nation, will present “Under Pressure: Evolution Oddities in the Fungal World”. This lecture will highlight some of the fascinating traits which fungi have evolved due to environmental pressures, and the strive to get ahead in the fungal world.
Noah’s field mycology skills are extensive – he has spent over three decades seeking, photographing, identifying, and furthering his knowledge about all aspects of macrofungi. He has hunted for mushrooms throughout the United States and Canada, as well as on multiple expeditions to New Zealand and Australia and Cameroon.
Noah has won numerous awards from the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) photography contest. His technique and attention to detail are unrivaled, arising from a philosophy of maximizing utility for identification purposes while maintaining a high degree of aesthetic appeal. His photographs have appeared on the covers and have been featured in articles of multiple issues of FUNGI Magazine, the primary mushroom enthusiast magazine in the United States, numerous mushroom books, as well as many club publications.
Noah authored, along with Christian Schwarz, Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California and A Field Guide to the Rare Fungi of California’s National Forests. He is currently working on Mushrooms of Cascadia: A Comprehensive Guide to Fungi of the Pacific Northwest. Noah travels and lectures extensively across America, following the mushrooms from coast to coast, and everywhere in between.
We will follow the CDC Covid guidelines that are in place September 29th -30th .
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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. If you are a club member and have already joined our Facebook Group you can find last minute additions or changes there.