About Eastern Penn Mushroomers
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History: Our club formed in the spring of 1994. Walks in Lancaster Central Park sponsored by the Lancaster County Parks commission helped generate a list of people interested in nature and especially wild mushrooms. After a program of mushroom slides borrowed from a North American Mycological Association, a group met and agreed that a club where one could find compatible friends interested in hiking, nature, and the study of mushrooms and other fungi was needed in eastern Pennsylvania. The Lancaster county Park Commission offered us a lecture room and help with publicity in their bulletins as well as in the local papers.
Activities: The club is for people who want to improve their skills at identifying wild mushrooms and other fungi for culinary purposes, photography, taxonomic studies or just increasing their enjoyment and appreciation of these unique organisms. Any and all are welcome, no matter what your level of experience.
In April and May, Morel forays are limited to club members only. Membership
All other forays and events are open to the public.
The club sponsors two forays a month from May thru November in diverse geographic locations. Most are within an hour to an hour and a half drive from Lancaster. Workshops and slide shows are scheduled for the winter months.
We are affiliated with the North American Mycological Association (NAMA). Members of our club can join NAMA for an additional fee. Members of NAMA will receive a members directory, a bimonthly newsletter- The Mycophile, and the annual journal- Mcllvainea. In addition, members may borrow at no cost, slide programs from NAMA.