Your hosts –
the Eastern Penn Mushroomers (who hold
their annual Helen Miknis Foray at this site every year), the New Jersey Mycological Association and
the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club
– will do their best to ensure a most enjoyable ‘shroooming experience.
addition to mycological interests, your family members will find a
recreational opportunities, including eleven golf courses and easy
several important Civil War battlefields (including Gettysburg,
Harper’s Ferry). Chambersburg, PA, Waynesboro, PA and Hagerstown, MD
variety of accommodations nearby, should dormitory living not suit your
If you’re new to Regional Forays
If you’ve never been to a regional foray, get ready to be amazed at the variety of new mushrooms you’ll see. A couple hundred seasoned mushroomers from a score of different clubs can haul in a tremendous number of species, including many uncommon edibles (my personal favorite is Polyozellus multiplex, which I’d never heard of until the 2002 NAMA foray in Oregon). Several hundred species get identified by some of the top mycologists in the nation (or even the world). Whether in the woods or in the display room, chat with one of our faculty members and you are guaranteed to get new insights about the mushrooms at hand.
If you’re a seasoned veteran
Each Northeast Foray is unique, with its own strengths and distinctions. This year, we’ve worked hard to compile an exceptional faculty roster. Popular, eminent, and friendly mycologists who’ve been regular guests of honor at prior NEMFs include Sam Ristich (our mycological patron), Doug Bassett, Ernst Both, Glenn Freeman, Gary Lincoff, Rosalind Lowen, Walt Sturgeon, Rodham Tulloss, and Tom Volk. Less familiar faces include two renowned European mycologists – Roy Watling (appointed an MBE by the Queen of England for his broad contributions to mycology) and Bart Buyck (Curator of Cryptogamy at the National Museum in Paris, and world expert on Russula) – as well as Roy Halling (Curator of Mycology at the New York Botanical Gardens, and currently specializing in Boletes), and Coleman McCleneghan (Pholiota specialist, and chief mycologist at the 2004 NAMA). And we haven’t even listed the array of dedicated experts from the three host clubs, or the Mont Alto professors who will introduce us to the local flora!
This year’s foray will be limited to 200
participants – on a
first-come, first-served basis. Early-bird registration (before July 1st)
saves $30. Registration form and additional information can be found
or by e-mailing the registrars John or Cheryl Dawson: nemf2005 at
by calling them
(717) 846–1225. Join us at NEMF 2005, and treat yourself to a weekend
of Mushroom Heaven!
Faculty: Doug Bassett, Ernst Both, Bart Buyck, Glenn Freeman, Roy Halling, Gary Lincoff, Roz Lowen, Coleman McCleneghan, Walt Sturgeon, Rod Tulloss, Tom Volk, and Roy Watling.
Some planned events and
all day trip to Colonel Denning State Park -- chanterelle heaven
day trip to Gettysburg -- it is only about half an hour away -- if enough people sign up in advance
Harper's Ferry is about an hour away
the Penn National Golf Course is just down the road.
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