Dr. Shannon Nix, Clarion University associate professor of biology, will be the faculty host for the 2013 Charles H. Peck Mushroom Foray Sept. 20-22 at McKeever Environmental Learning Center, Sandy Lake.
For the past 60 years, the foray has brought together mycology students and faculty from academic institutions in Pennsylvania and New York for a weekend of collecting and identifying fungi. Mushrooms and other fungi, including gilled mushrooms, boletes, polypores, tooth fungi, puffballs, coral fungi and cup fungi, will be collected on the trails surrounding McKeever and brought in for identification and display. For those new to the mushroom foray experience, proper collection techniques and assistance identifying your treasures will be provided.
For information, directions and registration (by Sept. 9), visit www.clarion.edu/peck. The event is open to students, faculty, staff and the public. No mushroom identification experience is needed to participate. For questions or additional details, contact Nix.
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