Events and Activities of the Central Pennsylvania Mushroom Club

Mushroom Events in 2015

 Next event 

  • Sunday, October 18 at 1:00 PM, mushroom walk at Whipple Dam State Park 


  • Sunday, November 15 at 1:00 PM, potluck (no wild mushroom dishes) and instruction on using a microscope for mushroom identification at the Baileyville Grange Hall in Pennsylvania Furnace, PA


      Usually the club meets on the third Saturday or Sunday of the month, but there are exceptions to this schedule.


CPMC was organized in 2010, and had a very busy first four years with many accomplishments. If you paid your 2014 dues before our September 23rd meeting, you need to pay your $20.00 dues for 2015.  Please send a check to our PO Box.  If you've already paid your dues for 2015, thanks!


Additional Event Information

  • During mushrooming season, Bill Russell  has a weekly free wild mushroom identification and discussion session every Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Websters, 133 East Beaver Avenue, State College. Bring in your finds and meet some other local mushroom lovers while you are at it.


Past Events


Sunday, September 20 at 1:00 PM, mushroom walk at the Union County Sportsmans Club in Weikert, PA

Saturday, July 18 at 1:00 PM, mushroom walk at Reeds Gap State Park near Milroy, PA.

Saturday, June 20 at 1:00 PM, mushroom walk at Cooks Forest State Park in Cooksburg, PA

Saturday, May 16 at 1:00 PM, potluck and mushroom walk at Bilgers Rocks near Grampian, PA.  

Saturday, April 25 at 1:00 PM, mushroom walk at Bald Eagle State Park near Howard, PA. 

Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 PM, Shiitake log inoculation event at the Lion's Hall in Pine Grove Mills, PA.

February 2015  Meeting at the Kneebone Mushroom Research room in the Paterno wing of the Pattee/Paterno Library on the University Park Campus of Penn State University. Author, Bill Russell will be explaining the ins and outs of using field guides.

September 2014 Potluck and mushroom walk at the Union County Sportsmans Club

August 22-24, 2014 Bill Russell Foray 

July 2014 Mushroom walk at Reed's Gap State Park

June 2014 Mushroom walk at S. B. Elliott State Park 

May 2014 Spring potluck and mushroom walk at Cooks Forest State Park. 

April 2014 Morel group discussion and walk at Bald Eagle State Park.

March 2014 Shiitake log inoculation workshop.

February 2014 Wine tasting and presentation by Dr. Overton at Happy Valley Winery.

April 2012 Potluck & Mushroom Walk at Bald Eagle State Park (View Slideshow)

November Mushroom Walk at Black Moshannon State Park (View Slideshow)

October Mushroom Walk and Picnic at Greenwood Furnace State Park (View Slideshow)

August CPMC 3rd Annual Foray (View Slideshow)

June Mushroom Walk at Parker Dam State Park (View Slideshow)

May Mushroom Walk at Alan Seeger Natural Area (View Slideshow)

April Mushroom walk at Spring Creek and Slab Cabin Parks (View Slideshow)

Demonstration of home mushroom cultivation techniques (View Slideshow)

Tour of PSU's Mushroom Test Demonstration Facility (View Slideshow)

Tour of the Kneebone Mushroom Reference Collection at Pattee-Paterno Library (View Slideshow)

Mushroom Walk at Sunset Park Saturday, November 15. (View Sideshow)

Mushroom Walk & Potluck at Whipple Dam Sunday, October 24. (View slideshow) About 25 folks came and enjoyed good food, good company, and a mushroom walk and ID session with experts Bill Russell and Karen Croyle. Despite the dry weather, some 'shrooms were found. The pickings in some other areas of central PA have been a lot better than here. Member Chris Ciccarelli has been on a roll. Take a gander at two of his recent finds and eat your hearts out!!!