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

Greenwood Furnace State Park Nature Center.

Homan’s General Store, Potters Mills 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

Information for the weekend mushroom hunter who enjoys delicious edible wild fungi of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic states.

Bill Russell’s


Freebies and cool mushroom things for sale.

Some mushroom videos and articles.

Mushroom Links.

Mushroom Information

Contact Me

Want to learn about Mushrooms? Join the

Central PA Wild Mushroom Club

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



Most are free and open to everyone. You can buy signed copies of my mushroom book and booklets 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 17, Monday, at 7 PM. State College, PA. Wild mushroom Presentation to Centre County Master Gardeners. PRIVATE.

April 22, Saturday, at 1:00 PM, Presentation 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 4, Sunday 1 PM. Mushroom talk and walk at  Canoe Creek Park, near Hollidaysburg, PA.

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

July 15th Saturday at 1 PM at Reeds Gap State Park, Central PA Mushroom club

July 22, 1:00 PM. Mushroom walk at Whipple Dam State Park for Clearwater Conservancy.

July. 30, Sunday at 1:00 PM. Wild mushroom talk and walk at the blacksmith shop at Greenwood Furnace State Park near Huntingdon, PA.

August 4,5,6. Wild mushroom talk, 11AM, Mycosymbiotics Mushroom & Arts Festival, Harrisburg PA.

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

August 16, 11 AM-1 PM book signing at Penn State U’s Ag Progress Days, near Pine Grove Mills, PA.

September 6, 5:30-6:30 PM, mushroom  talk and walk at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center State College, PA.

September 12, Mushroom talk  and walk for OLLI of Penn State U. At Spring Mills, 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.

Oct 8, 1:00 PM. Mushroom talk and walk at Mt. Gretna resort, near Hershey, PA.

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

Oct 15, Sunday, 1:00-3:00 PM. Wild mushroom talk and walk  at Little Pine State Park’s annual festival, aterville, PA.

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.


You can  learn all about it and get it now on

Penn State University Press' website


To celebrate the publication of my new Field Guide edition, I am offering free online interactive KEYS to  edition #1 and  edition #2 of both Field guide to Wild mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic. They are available for you to bookmark and use online or download to your digital device.

Or, click HERE to buy booklets of these 2 keys to carry into the woods on your mushroom hunting adventures.



New companion booklets with additional information for my Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic.

Here are 7 wild mushroom information booklets, most in full color, for beginners and experienced fungus lovers. They range through easy-to-identify edible mushroom species, poisonous mushrooms, edible fungi for advanced mushroomers, and keys to identifying the species in editions #1 and #2 of my book. For more information, click HERE.