We are excited to start a new collaboration this year with Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary. On August 25th we co-sponsored a packed public lecture by naturalist Bill Yule on “The Secret Life of the Forest”. During the month of September, we had amushroom  photography exhibit at Arcadia


and a very successful Fungikingdom Fungi Festival in association with Fungi Ally.

Fungi Ally Tent-scaled

Fungi Kingdom Festival 2018 at 

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

by Sue Lancelle

We held our first ever Fungi Kingdom Festival at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary on September 22, and it was a resounding success! Hundreds of people visited and enthusiastically took part in the variety of activities offered. The weather even cooperated for the whole afternoon. 

Devorah at the festival-scaled
PVMA sign-up table-scaled

A special thank you goes to Jessica Benson Evans, Devorah Levy, and Dianna Smith, who comprised the committee that took on the bulk of the planning and execution of the event.

Dianna at Mushroom I.D. tent-scaled

 In addition, Marty Klein worked very hard on the members’ photography exhibit, and his efforts showed. It was a wonderful exhibit; thank you Marty! 

Marty at Mushroom i.d. tent-scaled
Mary in Learning Lab-scaled
Mushroom Art Area2-scaled

Many other people stepped up to help, from collecting fungi the day before the event, to giving talks and volunteering to help at the various venues, to setting up and cleaning up afterward. Thanks to all; it wouldn’t have happened without you!

noah leading a walk