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Most are free and open to everyone. You can buy signed copies of my mushroom book at any of these events:

Feb 5, Saturday, 12:45-2 PM. Book signing for Penn State Press at the 2016 PASA conference at Penn State University’s Penn Stater Conference Center. Admission fee required.

March 12, Saturday, 3:30 PM. Bedford Elks Country Club, Bedford PA. “Marvelous Wild  Mushrooms of Pennsylvania” presentation at 19th Annual Forestry and Wildlife Conference. For Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies.

March 19, 1:00PM. Shiitake log inoculation. Central PA Mushroom club meeting, Lion’s Club in Pine Grove Mills, PA

April 21, Thursday at 1:PM. Presentation for the Susquehanna Garden Club at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club.

April 30, Saturday, at 1:00 PM,  Central PA Mushroom club meeting and mushroom walk at Trough Creek State Park, PA

May 21, Saturday noon to 2 PM. Book signing at Centre County Master Gardeners spring plant sale, Pennsylvania Frunace, PA.

May 21, Saturday, at 1:00 PM,  Central PA Mushroom club meeting and pot luck lunch and  mushroom walk at Hummerhaven Farmstead near Millerstown, P+A.

June ?, Saturday, at 1:00 PM,  Central PA Mushroom club meeting and mushroom walk at Oil Creek State Park near Titusville, PA.

July 23, Saturday, at 1:00 PM,  Central PA Mushroom club meeting and mushroom walk at Prince Gallitzen State Park near Altoona, PA.

Aug. 3, Wednesday, 7-8 PM “Edible and Delicious - and the poisonous - Wild Mushrooms of Central PA”. Appalachian Outdoors, 123 South Allen Street, State College, PA.

Aug. 7, Sunday 1:00-3::00 PM Wild mushroom talk/walk at Canoe Creek State Park, near Altoona PA.

Aug. 12, 13, 14. Bill Russell Foray at the Sieg Center near Lamar, PA.

CORRECTION  Aug. 27, Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM, Foraging for Wild Mushrooms talk at 4:00 PM at the free Annual Garlic and Herb Festival, Boal Museum, Boalsburg PA.

Aug. 27, Saturday at 1:00 PM. Wild mushroom talk and walk at Greenwood Furnace State Park near Huntingdon, PA.

CORRECTION: September 17, SATURDAY 2:00PM to 3:30 PM, wild mushroom talk and walk at R. B. Winter State Park, near Mifflenburg, PA.

September 23-25 Guest Mycologist at MAW (Mycological Association of Washington DC) mushroom club annual foray at Camp Sequanota at Jennerstown, PA.

September 25, Sunday, at 1:00 PM,  Central PA Mushroom club meeting at Union County Sportsmans’ Club in Wiekert, PA.

Oct. 9, Sunday. 1:00 - 3:00 PM.Wild mushroom talk and walk. Mt Gretna resort at Mt. Gretna PA.

Oct. 16, Sunday, at 1:00 PM,  Central PA Mushroom club meeting at Whipple Dam State Park, Near State College, PA

Oct.22, Saturday  12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Driftwood, PA ANNUAL MUSHROOM FEST at the Driftwood Saloon and Grill

Nov. 12 Saturday, 10 AM to noon. Wild mushroom talk and walk. Meet at Millbrook Marsh at the Spring Creek Education Bldg, State College PA.

Nov. 20, Sunday, at 1:00 PM,  Central PA Mushroom club meeting with pot luck lunch and  program on mycotoxins by Penn State U. Prof. Gretchen Kuldau

Are you a beginner who wants to learn about edible wild mushrooms?

Are you are a fungus hunter who wants put more delicious wild mushroom species in your basket.?

If you are either of these adventurers, you will find my book worth its weight in gold. It’s written for you. And it fits in your pocket.

It covers many mushrooms that you will find in Pennsylvania, the Middle Atlantic, and surrounding states. It’s written in simple English that anyone can understand. Reviewers praise it for the ease of use and helpfulness to amateur mushroom hunters.

Buy it now and get ready for the mushroom season.  And get one for a mushroomer friend.

For personal and wholesale orders:  Penn State University Press

Or get it at your local bookstore, at any of my mushroom presentations, or  from these sellers in central PA:

Appalachian Outdoors, 123 South Allen Street, State College PA

Barnes & Noble 365 Benner Pike, State College PA

Belladonna Herbs, 720 Pike St., Lemont PA

Friendship Bookstore,  325 W Freedom Ave  Burnham PA

Green Drake Gallery, Millheim PA

Homan’s General Store, Potters Mills PA

The Granary, 2766 West college Ave., State College PA

Nature’s Pantry, 2331 Commercial Blvd,State College PA

Otto’s Bookstore, 107 W 4th St., Williamsport PA

Shavers Creek Environment Center, 6 miles S of Pine Grove Mills, off Rt 26.

Tait Farm Store, Rt 322, Centre Hall PA

Websters Bookstore Cafe, 133 E. Beaver Ave, State College PA

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Some mushroom videos and articles.

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All about the wild mushrooms (including morels, oyster mushrooms, chanterelles, boletes and other exotic, delicious fungi) that grow in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic states.

NEW - Now you can download a detailed  KEY to all of  the mushrooms described, and their copycats, in my “Field Guide to the Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic”. This is the accessory to my book that so many mushroom hunters have requested.

Yes, you can find wild mushrooms throughout the winter months, is there are runs of thawing weather. Check out the edible Velvet Stem mushroom

Would you like to have a wild mushroom talk and/or walk for your group? Contact me.

Want to learn about Mushrooms? Join the

Central PA Wild Mushroom Club


My identification and discussion sessions at Websters’ Bookstore and Cafe will be suspended for the winter. We will begin again next spring.

Here’s a great East Coast source for mushroom growing kits, dried mushrooms, and lots of mushroom related goodies