The Susquehanna Valley Mycological Society, lets collect mushrooms

2022 Foray dates and directions

To participate in the forays, an individual's dues must be paid. Dues cover the calendar year January 1 thru December 31st and are not pro-rated. Rates are the same whether you pay in January or July. Yearly dues remain $10 per individual, $15 per family which covers the four annual forays. You can print a membership application from the club's website and mail this application, along with your check to our secretary Linda Hammond.

All SVMS forays: Sign In At 9:30am. Walks Will Start Promptly At 10:00am. No dogs are allowed at Any Forays. NOTE: Bring to each foray your own chair and drink! You will probably eat more than the cost of membership in foods provided at the forays. Most of our activities are in Broome and Tioga counties in New York, and Susquehanna county in Pennsylvania. Follow the link to see photos from previous forays.

Spring Educational Program "Hunting the Elusive Morel"

Saturday April 29 10AM

Waterman Center 403 Hilton Road, Apalachin, NY 607-625-2221

Morels are one of the most sought after mushrooms in the eastern United States. Join members of the Susquehanna Valley Mycological Society on Saturday April 29th at 10AM at the Waterman Conservation Center to learn more about hunting the elusive morel. Learn about morel species, what they look like, where and when they grow, their preferred habitats, growth behavior and how to hunt for them.

Martin Foray

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Martin's Forest in Oakland Pennsylvania

Sign in at 9:30 am, foray begins at 10:00. This early summer foray usually finds lots of edibles including Black trumpets, Chanterelles, and Lobsters. Additionally a wide variety of boletus are found. Feel free to bring a dish to pass though the Martins usually have lots of outrageous food. You should bring a chair to sit on, and your drinks. If you want to ride to the top of the hill, bring a cushion. Come rain or shine, covered areas are provided. There are two forays, one is easier to walk. Map - GPS: N41 57.536, W75 36.498 Deg/Min: 41.9589 N, 75.6083 W Lat/Log: N 41dd 57mm 32ss, W 75dd 36mm 29ss

Also: TBA discussion --

Summer Educational Program "Mushroom Walk/Talk at Waterman Center"

Saturday August 12th, 2023 10am

Waterman Center 403 Hilton Road, Apalachin, NY 607-625-2221

If you enjoy the outdoors and would like to learn more about local fungi, join members of the Susquehanna Valley Mycological Society for a walk in the woods at the Waterman Conservation Center on Saturday August 12 at 10AM. We will explore fungal habitats and gather fungal species. A table talk will highlight our finds after the walk. Dress woods appropriate with good walking shoes or boots as trails and woods may be muddy. Bring a basket to collect specimens and pad and pen for note taking. We hope to see you there.

Summer Educational Program "Foraying for Mushrooms"

Saturday August 16th, 2023 1pm

Binghamton Garden Club East Side Congregational United Church 28 Robinson Street Binghamton NY

Littlefield Foray

Saturday August 26th, 2023

Littlefield Farm, 5374 State Route 79, Town of Fenton, NY

The SVMS second summer foray is held at Littlefield Farm. Please come to commute for the day, no overnight camping. All formal activities at the foray will start at 9:30am Saturday morning and last till Saturday after lunch. As usual, please bring a dish to pass for Saturday's Lunch.
There will be multiple foray trails and there is a good track record of this location providing a wealth of mushroom varieties this time of year. In past year edible mushrooms have been found and cooked on site.

Directions: From Binghamton, go to I88 and get off at Exit 3 in Port Crane. Take a left at the stop sign and stay on 369E, which changes into Route 79. we are approximately 5 3/4 miles past State Park (Lilly Lake) and 3/4 mile before you get to “Windy Hill Candle Factory”, on Route 79.
The foray will last until 3pm and is rain or shine. The cottage will provide plenty of cover in case of rain and has a stove. Please bring a dish to pass. Contact phone number : 607-648-4625 with any questions Map

Also: "Mycophagy" -- A demonstration with recipies

NAMA August 24-27 2023

August 24-27 2023

Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville North Carolina hosted by Asheville Mushroom Club Mushroom Club of Georgia South Carolina Upstate Mycological Society Blue Ridge Mycological Society



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May be virtual



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May be virtual


NEMF 2023, Samuel Ristich Foray

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September 14-17 2023

Soyuzifka Ukrainian Retreat Center Kerhonksen NY hosted by the Connecticut Westchester Mycological Associatoin, the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association, the New York Mycological Society and the Long Island Mycological Club

Hammond Foray

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Linda Hammond’s Estate, Owego NY

Meet at the Hammond Estate at 9:30am. Bring a dish to pass. This foray is usually very productive in number of finds and range of species. Two different foray paths are offered. Linda's estate provides a variety of ecologies from hardwoods to evergreens, forest to field. Covered area's are available so this is a rain or shine event. The speedway has been moved. Just after the Railroad overpass bridge, turn right on Glen Mary Drive. Watch for mushroom signs. Map - GPS: N42 5.9961, W76 21.2948 Deg/Min: 42.099935 N, 76.354913 W Lat/Log: N 42dd 5mm 59ss, W 76dd 21mm 17ss

Also: We will have a microscope and things to see .

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