Bill Russell’s




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

Wednesday, May 14, 10:15 AM. Mushroom talk at Middle School, State College, PA

Saturday, May 17  Central PA Mushroom Club meeting. Spring potluck and mushroom walk at Cooks Forest State Park 1 pm.

June 8, 1:00-4:30 PM. Mushroom talk and walk. Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Petersburg, PA.

Saturday, June 21 Central PA Mushroom Club meeting. Mushroom walk at S. B. Elliott State Park 1 pm.

Saturday, July 12. Noon-2 PM. Book signing and chatting. Central PA Festival of the Arts, Bookfest tent.

Saturday, July 19 .Central PA Mushroom Club meeting. Mushroom Walk at Reeds Gap State Park, Milroy PA.

Saturday, July 26. Wild mushroom talk and walk at Blue Knob State Park; Imler, PA. More information soon.

Sunday, Aug. 3. Mushroom talk and walk. Canoe Creek State Park. Near Hollidaysburg, PA. Noon to 2:30 PM.

Sunday, Aug 10, 1:00-2:30 PM, mushroom talk and walk, Greenwood Furnace State Park, 20 miles S of State College, PA.

Thursday, August 14, 3:30 - 5:00 PM. Presentation for Penn State U chefs’ training event.

August 22-24 annual Bill Russell Foray. Lamar, PA. Walks, talks and fun.  

Sunday, September 21. Central PA Mushroom Club meeting. Potluck and mushroom walk at the Union County Sportsmans Club 1 pm.

Wednesday, September 24, 10 AM -noon. Wild mushroom talk and walk. Gregg School, Spring Mills, PA. More info later.

Saturday, October 4. Mushroom  presentation and walk at Mountour Preserve.  Danville, PA. 1 PM.

Sunday, October 12. Mushroom talk and walk at Little Pine State Park, Waterville, PA. Noon to 4:00PM.

Sunday, October 19. Central PA Mushroom Club meeting. Mushroom walk at Fox Farm, Foxburg, PA 1 pm.

Sunday, November 16. Central PA Mushroom Club meeting. Mushroom walk at Black Moshannon State Park 1 pm.


Wednesday, Nov.12, 10:30 AM. Presentation to staff meeting, Bureau of Forestry, Rothrock State Forest. Huntingdon, PA. Private.

Tuesday, Dec. 9. Book signing for PSU Press, Kern bldg, PSU campus. 12:00 - 2:00PM

It’s about the end of the 2014 mushroom season.

We will not be meeting weekly at Websters Bookkstore in State College PA for mushroom identification until next spring when the Morel madness begins again.

In the meantime, look for Velvet Stems and Oyster mushrooms during the winter thaws.

I will be expanding this website over the winter and adding some very useful information.

Have a great holiday season.

Want to learn about wild mushrooms?

Join the Central Pennsylvania Wild Mushroom Club.


Freebies and cool mushroom things for sale.

Some mushroom videos.


Contact Me

Much of the content of this web site is copyrighted and usable only by permission of Bill Russell

My wild mushroom guidebook makes a great  gift for yourself or another mushroomer.  Get it at your local bookstore, at any of my mushroom presentations, or  from these sellers in central PA:

Appalachian Ski & 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

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

For a copy signed by the author contact Penn State University Press.