The W.V. Mushroom Club was founded to promote fellowship and communication among everyone interested in mushrooms and fungi.
The first registrants will have their choice of foray walks including: a walk with Gary Lincoff (limited to 10 people), a photographer's dream walk with Noah Siegel (limited to 8 people), a mushroom/birder walk with Diane Holsinger, an off-the-beaten-path scenic adventure walk with Chip Chase or with Charlie Aller, and we'll have several beginner walks to choose from as well.
If you would like for us to ID any mushrooms you find around your home or along the way, please bring them with you. We will have a special table just for mushrooms brought in from out of the area. Please place them on a paper plate and write down where they came from (Baltimore, Morgantown) and your name, in case we have a question. If you want the mushrooms back, write "Save for Steve Smith" on the plate (using your own name, of course...)
Travel checklist: Lunch, water, snacks, camera, insect repellent, sunscreen, basket, poncho, sweater. If you're on the mushroom/birder walk, don't forget your binoculars. Please bring your family. Kids under the age of 8 or over the age of 80 attend for FREE!!
We work hard to stock our sales tables with itmes of interest to mushroom lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. There will be something for everybody, including mushroom identification book written by our identifiers, who will be happy to sign them for you.
We will have a live or silent auction including baskets, books, and other outdoor or mushroom related items. We will try to post photos of the items on the WV Mushroom Club Facebood Group page ahead of time.
We hate that sinking feeling that comes after lunch, but before the tasting. Don't worry! There will be lots of good stuff to snack on throughout the day.
We're always on the lookout for volunteers and foray walk leaders. While it helps to have some basic knowledge of fungi to lead a foray walk, the main job of a foray walk leader is to return to the foray headquarters with the same number of people that went out with you. In addition to our sincere appreciation, you will receive a discounted foray fee rate of $25.00, free membership to the club, and free lunch. If you can spare at least an hour, please join our team.
The agenda and schedule are really exciting this year but, to make it complete, all we really need is you! Come join us!
Please use the paypal links below to register and then email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to request a typewriter enabled foray application, which you can complete and email back to us. We appreciate your help in keeping us as paper-free as possible.
Please remember that foray fees do not include meals or lodging. Nearby lodging includes the lodge, cabins or campgrounds at Canaan Valley State Park and also at Blackwater Falls State Park. Previous foray attendees have also had good experiences at the Windwood Fly-In Resort (888) 359-4667, Black Bear Resort (800) 553-2327, and Canaan Village (304) 866-4166.