Eastern Penn Mushroomers

  The Helen Miknis Memorial Foray is sponsored by Eastern Penn Mushroomers annually at Penn State's Mont Alto campus located In the beaufiful Michaux Forest.

   Our club is also a member of the North East Mycological Federation. NEMF conducts   annual forays at different locations in the North Eastern United States.

Helen Miknis Memorial Foray - Mont Alto, PA August 3-5, 2018 
The Eastern Penn Mushroomers’ Helen Miknis Memorial Foray takes place at the southern end of the Michaux State Forest, headquartered at the Mont Alto campus of Penn State University. The Michaux and Tuscarora state forests provide a variety of habitats in the state parks and game lands that are lined up along Pennsylvania’s share of South Mountain and the Tuscarora Ridge.  Arrival begins any time after noon on Friday, August 3, with an early-bird foray Friday afternoon, usually going out sometime around 2 pm to a close site or two of the participants’ choice.  A full-day foray and several half-day forays will be scheduled on Saturday, depending on the desires of the participants.  Our principal identifier Dorothy Smullen will return and will be ably assisted once more by Paula DeSanto. Friday and Saturday evenings are devoted to identification of finds with our workplace and display space in the public areas of the dormitory where we stay. 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, twobedroom suites with microwaves and mini-refrigerators and a bath area shared between the two bedrooms, giving easy access even at late hours to the work area for the foray 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 23, 2018

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