2019 Multi-day Forays & PVMA Scholarships 

Attending a multi-day foray is an 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" in the NAMA web site if you are interested. For informtion on PVMA scholarships. see below.

1. August 1-4 NEMF (Northeast Mycological Federation) Foray at Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, PA. To register, go to: https://www.nemf.org/2019/03/23/2019-foray-and-registration/

2.  August 8-11 NAMA (North American Mycological Association) Foray at Paul Smith’s College, NY. To register go to: https://www.namyco.org/2019_nama_paul_smiths_foray.php.

3. August 19-23 Free PVMA New Hampshire Foray, White Mountains. Join Dianna for the week to participate in walks on White Mountain trails to collect fungi and identify them back at her NH home. You need only bring up food to share, wine, beer, juice, snacks, fruit, etc., cereal, and help make meals and help restore order and clean before leavingc for home on Friday. Bring a sleeping bag if you have one, although depending on how many people decide to participate, we may have enough beds, sheets and towels for everyone. Number of participants is limited; please email Dianna at Dianna.smith@comcast.net to explain why you are interested in attending. The following criteria will be used to prioritize who can attend if there are more applicants than spaces available:

• Can stay all four nights

• Participates in our club locally (attends our walks, workshops, citizen science projects or other events)

 • Interested in learning about all fungi, and not just the edibles

4. August 30-Sept. 2 COMA (Connecticut-Westchester Mycological Association) Foray in Hebron, Conncecticut. To register beginning in June go to: http://www.comafungi.org.

Guidelines For PVMA Scholarship Application to Attend a 2019 Foray

To help defray the cost of attending a foray, PVMA has a limited number of scholarships available for PVMA members. The deadline to apply is June 1. See the application procedure under the title: GUIDELINES for PVMA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION below

The application is for current PVMA members and should be comprised of a letter to the scholarship committee that includes:

1 ) Which foray you want to attend.

2) Your specific interests in the field of mycology and how attending the foray will aid you in furthering your mycological education. Examples include learning about edibles, learning more about a particular group of fungi, wanting to hear presentations from experts in the field, etc.

3) Why you think you’re a good candidate for the award.

The application deadline is due June 1. If there are no applicants by the deadline, late applications may be considered. In the event of a limited amount of funds, and there are multiple scholarship winners, the total award may be split. If a winning applicant is unable to attend the foray due to an extenuating circumstance, the award will be forfeited and given to the next qualified applicant. We must receive a copy of the foray registration before the award will be disbursed. Note: The number of scholarships in any given year will be dependent upon the PVMA treasury balance. Scholarship recipients who wish to re-apply in subsequent years will be considered after those who have never applied before.

Please email all inquiries and/or applications to Philip Hadley, chair of the scholarship committee, mphadley03@comcast.net

To read about multi-day forays attended by PVA members, click these links below.

Notes from the 2018 Samuel Ristich Foray

The PVMA 2018 White Mountain Foray