Helen Miknis Memorial Foray
Once again, 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 any time after noon on Friday, August 4, with an early-bird foray Friday afternoon, usually going out sometime around 2 pm to a close site or two, participants choice. 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. If there is time and the early bird collection not too great, there will be a video shown on Friday evening, with Saturday evening devoted to identification of finds. Review of the collection will take place Sunday morning and we will need to be out of the building by noon Sunday.
Accommodations will be in the Penn Gate II dormitory. The dormitory is a favorite and quite comfortable; accommodations are in four-person, two-bedroom suites with microwaves and mini-refrigerators and a bath area shared between the two bedrooms; the work area for the foray will be in the public areas of the dormitory. Meals, beginning with dinner on Friday and ending with breakfast on Sunday, will be in the nearby Mill Creek Café on the campus, where the staff is always delighted to have us back and the food is the best on-campus food we’ve had at a foray.
Registration deadline for the Foray is July 25, 2017.
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