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Multi-Day Forays

Attending a multi-day foray is a fun, exciting and rewarding experience. These forays provide opportunities for amateurs to rub elbows with professionals and well known advanced amateurs, go on fungus hunting walks in areas that are unfamiliar to you, hear talks from some of the foremost mycological experts, and make new mycophile friends. Some forays that our members have attended are listed below. There are many others around the country; check "Events" on the NAMA web site if you are interested. Click here for information on PVMA scholarships to help defray the cost of attending a foray.

If you are interested in learning what it is like to attend a foray, read the articles below, written by PVMA members:


Notes from the 2018 NEMF Sam Ristich Foray

By Sue Lancelle and Jessica Benson Evans

The 2019 PVMA White Mountains Foray:

Five Days of Intensive Fun and Learning

By Claus Schlund

Attending COMA's 2019 Clark Rogerson Foray

By Jessica Benson Evans

Sorting the fungal finds on the collection table at Dianna's PVMA White Mountain Foray.

Free PVMA New Hampshire Foray, White Mountains

PVMA Members Only

Join Dianna August 10-14, 2020, to participate in walks on White Mountain trails to collect fungi and identify them back at her NH home. You need only bring food to share, wine, beer, juice, snacks, fruit, etc., cereal, and help make meals and help restore order and clean before leaving for home on Friday. Bring a sleeping bag if you have one, although depending on how many people participate, we may have enough beds, sheets and towels for everyone. Number of participants is limited.

PVMA members attending the 2018 NEMF foray in Geneseo, New York

We will update the details about these 2020 forays as the information becomes available:

NEMF (Northeast Mycological Federation) Foray 

Sept. 11-14, Joliette, Québec

Hôtel Château Joliette (46 miles from Montréal, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River)

Details will be found on-line April 1, 2020 on the CMM website: mycomontreal.qc.ca

Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club's 20th Annual Gary Lincoff Foray

Weekend of Sept. 12

North Park, Pittsburgh, PA

Speakers will include Michael Kuo and Leon Shernoff


NAMA (North American Mycological Association) Foray

Oct. 8-11, Trout Lodge, Potosi, MO

COMA (Connecticut-Westchester Mycological Association) Foray in Hebron, Connecticut

Labor Day weekend

The bolete table at the 2020 COMA Clark Rogerson Foray