In 2013 the members of the Central Pennsylvania Mushroom Club voted to name our annual foray, the Bill Russell Foray.  The naming is an acknowledgment and appreciation of the extent to which Bill has raised awareness of mushrooms and made  their study accessible to amateur mushroom enthusiasts in Pennsylvania and beyond. The Central Pennsylvania Mushroom Club would not exist in its current state without Bill. He has mentored many of the members since long before the club was founded and his eager willingness to share his extensive knowledge at mushroom walks and identification sessions has influenced countless others.

Bill’s 2006 book, Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, is an excellent guidebook as well as an entertaining read. We are very fortunate to have Bill as an active member of the Central Pennsylvania Mushroom Club.

2020 Bill Russell Foray August 7, 8 and 9

Central PA Mushroom Club

71 Long Lane East

Rimersburg, PA 16248



August 12, 13, and 14



Sieg Conference Center

1494 Narrows Road

Lamar, PA



A Friday evening through Sunday morning event full of mushroom-centered fun and education in a beautiful place and with interesting people.