Post a Greeting Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Fellow Mushroomers!
This is a friendly appeal to all field mycologists, experienced foragers and other shroomers of the Greater Philly area who would like to see this MeetUp evolve into a more organized club with an annual foray schedule and perhaps some other fun events as we grow. We are already a NAMA affiliated club, so you can join NAMA (North American Mycological Association) for the discounted fee.
The key ingredient to set things in motion is for a core group of knowledgeable shroomers to come together and plan a path forward. I'm an industrial mycologist, but a marginal field mycologist, so I really don't feel confident enough to lead forays at this point. I also live in Kennett Square which might be the "Mushroom Capital of the World" but it's probably too remote a location for a Greater Philly organizational MeetUp. One of our members, Bill Curry, has volunteered to come up with a more central meeting place in the Paoli area.
PLEASE let me hear from you if you have led forays before or have competent field identification skills. If even four field experts come forward and agree to lead two forays each, we will be well on our way! Earnest volunteers are needed as well to help out with membership and other admin tasks.
So, will you step up and become one our pioneer cofounders? This is a great opportunity to make new friends with fellow fungi fanatics and share your skills with a host of eager students. Shoot me an email with your background and how you'd like to help and I'll be delighted to coordinate a meeting if there is sufficient interest.
Best wishes and looking forward to hearing from you!
0 · June 2, 2014