This event will take place at 9,000 feet amidst the cool, rainy mixed-conifer forests of Arizona's White Mountains. From mid-July to early September, it is common for 20 inches or more of rain to fall in the Southwestern monsoon at high elevations, and fungal fruiting is typically at its peak in early August. We will be looking for fungi in multiple biomes, from the secotioid species of the Sonoran Desert, to the white king boletes and Southwestern Caesar's amanitas of the ponderosa pine forests, to the remarkably diverse explosion of macrofungi found among the fir and spruce surrounding the hotel where we will be based.
For More Information: Arizona Mushroom Society
To Register: Event Registration
Registration is now open for the NAMA Northwoods Foray to be held in northwestern Wisconsin. Plan to attend! Attendance is limited to 350 and you must be a NAMA member. Registration to this event will include lodging at Lakewood Resort, all meals, and all programs, presentations, and forays.
Find out more about the event and register soon: http://www.namyco.org/nama_2017_northwoods_foray.php
The Gulf States Mycological Society will be hosting their semi-annual summer foray in Wiggins, Mississippi July 7th through July 9th, 2017. This year the attending Chief Mycologist will be Dr. Juan Luis Mata from the University of South Alabama at Mobile. This years hosted student will be Stacie Carr from the University of South Alabama at Mobile. Come out and enjoy field trips to the Pascagoula River wildlife Management Area and "Shroomdom" a member owned forest and cultivation laboratory.
Chief Mycologist: Dr. Juan Luis Mata
IWEMM is the major international convention that brings together the experts on diversity, ecology, biotechnology and cultivation of truffles and other edible fungi ectomycorrhizal worldwide since 1998. Texcoco is a small town, located only 28 Km from Mexico City international airport, with a population of 275,000 people distributed in 50 small villages with abundant oak, fir and pine forests nearby.
The Eastern Penn Mushroomers' Helen Miknis Memorial Foray for 2017 will be headquartered at the Mont Alto campus of Penn State University. Forays will explore nearby sites in the Michaux and Tuscarora state forests, providing a variety of habitats. We can arrive anytime after noon on Friday, August 4, with an early-bird foray Friday afternoon, usually going out sometime around 2pm to a close site or two. A full-day foray and several half-day forays will be scheduled on Saturday, depending on the desires of the participants. Dorothy Smullen will return as principal identifier, ably assisted once more by Paula Desanto.
Accommodations will be in the Penn Gate II dormitory. Registration deadline for the foray is July 25, 2017. Registration and more information can be found online at http://www.epennmushroomers.org. A registration form can also be downloaded from NAMA here: 2017 Miknis Memorial Foray Registration Form
Instructors: Alan and Arleen Bessette
Class size limited to 14. For more information please visit http://highlandsbiological.org/summercourses/
The Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club is pleased to announce that its 17th Annual Gary Lincoff Foray will take place on Saturday, September 16, at North Park near Pittsburgh. Our Guest Mycologist (in addition to Gary Lincoff) will be Robert Chang, Managing Director & Chief Truffle Officer of the American Truffle Company. We plan to combine this with a walk and mushroom collection in Cook Forest State Park on the Friday. For more information please visit http://wpamushroomclub.org/lincoff-foray/
Location: Rose Barn – Allegheny County’s North Park, Pearce Mill Rd, McCandless Township, PA, 15101
Guest Mycologist: Robert Chang
Dr, Rod Tulloss will hold a four and a half day seminar at Wildacres prior the Regional foray in September. The class will begin at noon on Sunday, September 24 and move to Wildacres on Monday, continuing through Thursday.
The emphasis of the seminar will be on the genetics of the Amanita family. Beginning with the focus on genes as a blueprint to be copied in a four letter alphabet, then moving through mutations, the genetic tools, terminology and applications for sequencing DNA, participants should develop the skills to do their own analyses and enrich their comprehension of this intriguing group. Some of the questions and problems of current methods of sequencing will be reviewed . Many of these techniques should be applicable to other fungal families, with consideration of the particular characteristics of each. Additionally, some field collecting and identification will be part of the course but of a secondary nature.
Attendees must be familiar with fungal microscopy, and able to bring their own microscopes, chemicals and equipment. Since Wildacres is closed on Sunday, participants will be responsible for their Sunday night lodging before moving to the retreat on Mon. All other costs are included in the registration of $250. The seminar is limited to eight members.
Please contact Glenda O?Neal with questions, or to register for this workshop. Phone: (423) 863-2742. Email: glendakoneal[at]yahoo.com