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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 18, Saturday, 1 PM. Central PA Mushroom club at Penn State U’s Kneebone Room, Patee Library.

March 25, Saturday, Saturday, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. “Edible Wild Mushrooms in Your Woodlot”. The 3rd Biennial Forest Landowner Conference: Enriching Woodland Values, March 24-25, at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, PA.  

March 25, 1:00PM. Shiitake log inoculation. Central PA Mushroom club meeting, Lion’s Club in Pine Grove Mills, PA

April 22, Saturday, at 1:00 PM, Presenataion by Britt Bunyard ,

> the owner and publisher of FUNGI magazine. Also include a mushroom identification walk that day. Time and place to be announced. Central PA Mushroom club

May 13th, Saturday, at 1pm at Spring Creek Canyon. Morel hunt. The exact address will be posted at a later date. Central PA Mushroom club

June 17th, Saturday at 1:00 PM at Parker Dam at Central PA Mushroom club meeting and mushroom walk

July 17th Saturday at 1 pm at Reeds Gap State ParkJuly 23, Saturday, at 1:00 PM,  Central PA Mushroom club

August 11, 12, and 13th, Bill Russell Foray at Lock Haven University's Sieg Center near Lamar, PA. We will post more information.

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

September 17th, Sunday, at Cook Forest state park at 1 pm.  This park has some of the last old growth forest that's left in Pennsylvania. Central PA Mushroom club.

On Sunday October 15th we will be meeting at Prince Gallitzin State park at 1 pm. Central PA Mushroom club

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

October 14, Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Driftwood, PA ANNUAL MUSHROOM FEST at the Driftwood Saloon and Grill

Nov. 19, Sunday, at 1:00 PM,  Bailyville Grange in Pennsylvania Furnace, PA. Central PA Mushroom club meeting, pot luck lunch and a program on keying out mushrooms.

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

Bill Russell’s



Freebies and cool mushroom things for sale.

Some mushroom videos and articles.

Mushroom Links. UPDATED

Mushroom Information

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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