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Spring Foray ’22
April 2 @ 10:00 am - April 3 @ 4:00 pm
Come join the North Texas Mycological Association for our FIRST EVER, ANNUAL, SPRING MOREL FORAY! Limited to 100 Members. 18+ Only.
We will be exploring 100 acres of private land in the Denison area with an emphasis on collecting the evasive Morchella species, or Morels. In addition to the forays, we are also proud to have Amanita expert, Dr. Britt Bunyard, one of the authors of Amanita of North America (2020), here to give his presentation on this fascinating genus! There is supposed to be a lot of Amanita on this property in the springtime, so we expect to have a wide variety to showcase for the presentation.
Event will begin at 9am on Saturday at Love’s Way, at the following address:
92 Hidden Meadows Ln
Denison, TX 75021
For the event, you will receive:
- All Day Foray on Saturday
- Lunch – Saturday
- Dinner – Saturday
- Amanita Presentation – Saturday (Dr. Britt Bunyard)
- Social Hour (Drinks/Snacks) – Saturday
- Breakfast – Sunday
- Half Day Foray – Sunday
- Final Specimen Walk Around & Explanation of Species
Tickets are $100 per person for the weekend pass. THERE WILL BE A LIMITATION OF ONLY 100 TICKETS AVAILABLE! This event will be a “lock-in”, with participants camping on-site. Camping sites are $25 per tent on Saturday. There are a few RV spots with electricity and water hookup available for $45 on Saturday. Participants who do not wish to camp on-site will have a 25-30 minute drive back towards Denison to find lodging. Camping is also available on Friday night, April 1st, for those who would like to get to the event early. People who intend on arriving Friday will have to purchase two camping passes, one for Friday, and one for Saturday night
Since this event will be held on Private Property, it is reserved for MEMBERS ONLY! Participants will need to be respectful to each other, personal property, and all things natural. Members will be accountable for their behavior and anyone caught being disrespectful will have their membership status revoked and banned from the Association forever.
Speaker’s Biography – Dr. Britt Bunyard
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal Fungi. Britt has worked academically as a mycologist his entire career, teaching a number of university courses and writing scientifically for many research journals and popular science magazines. He has served as an editor for mycological and entomological research journals, and mushroom guide books. A popular evangelizer on all things fungal, Britt has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, PBS’s NOVA and Wisconsin Foodie television programs; and interviewed or quoted in Discover magazine, The Atlantic, Vox, Vogue, Forbes, Saveur, Eating Well, Hobby Farm, Women’s World, and other magazines and newspapers.
Britt serves as Executive Director of the Telluride Mushroom Festival. He has authored several books, including Amanitas of North America (2020; The FUNGI Press), The Beginner’s Guide to Mushrooms (2021; Quarry Books), Mushrooms and Macrofungi of Ohio and Midwestern States (2012; The Ohio State University Press), and most recently The Lives of Fungi (2022; Princeton University Press). In 2021 Britt was awarded the Gary Lincoff Award “For Contributions to Amateur Mycology,” by the North American Mycological Association—NAMA’s most prestigious honor for American mycologists.