NAMA Annual and Regional Forays
NAMA Blue Ridge Foray 2015
September 24-27, 2015 | Black Mountain, North Carolina
The Asheville Mushroom Club and the Mushroom Club of Georgia are co-hosting our next annual foray. The foray will take place September 24-27, 2015, at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina. We’ll be based at a beautiful conference center situated on 1,200 acres of wooded mountainside surrounded by mountain streams, wildflowers, ridges, coves, and spectacular views. This section of the Appalachians is one of the most biologically diverse forest communities in the world; it contains half of all the tree species known in the USA and includes the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where about 2,500 species of fungi have been identified.
Asheville Regional Airport is an easy 30 mile drive away. Nearby Asheville (18 miles) is a destination in itself, noted for its Art Deco buildings, art galleries and craft stores, and more than 15 craft breweries.
Alan Bessette will serve as our foray Chief Mycologist. Registration will open in the Spring, so stay tuned!
Wildacres Regional Foray
September 17-20, 2015 | Wildacres Retreat, NC
Limited to 40 NAMA members. Registration will open in the Spring. Check back for details.
Note: NAMA membership is required to attend annual and regional forays.
Other Regional Forays, Workshops, and Events
15th Annual Gary Lincoff Mushroom Foray
September 18-20, 2015 | North Park, Pennsylvania
The Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club would like to announce the 15th Annual Gary Lincoff Mushroom Foray. The event starts with a walk on Friday, led by Gary Lincoff, in Cook State Forest, an 8,500 acre old-growth forest near Clarion. On Saturday, more activities near North Park, with walks, presentations, auction, sales, and a mushroom feast. Identification will be the focus on Sunday (with microscopes and reagents available), along with a half-day program devoted to DNA-based identification of fungi. Updates will be posted on the club website: http://wpamushroomclub.org/.