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May 8th Friend of the Parks Program at Pine Ridge Park

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    The Indiana County Chapter of the WPMC will present a program on Morel mushrooms for Friends of the Parks, Saturday May 8th beginning at 2 p.m. The location
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      The Indiana County Chapter of the WPMC will present a program on Morel mushrooms for Friends of the Parks, Saturday May 8th beginning at 2 p.m.  The location will be pine Ridge Lodge at Pine Ridge Park near Blairsville. Use the directions below to find Chestnut Ridge Inn and proceed a short distance to Strangford Road, veer right onto Strangford Road, follow to a sharp right curve, Chestnut Ridge Road will be on your left. Turn left onto Chestnut Ridge Road and follow for approximately two miles. Look for the Pine Lodge sign on the left. More information about Pine Ridge Park can be found at http://www.indianac ountyparks. org/parks/ bs/bs.html .
       
      We request that no one hunts a walk or foray location for at least two weeks
      prior to a walk or foray. It is only through your cooperation that we can have
      successful walks and forays. All walks & forays will be held rain or shine. Come
      15-30 min early and socialize. All walks start on time, so be early, if you are
      late we will already be in the woods.

      For all walks and forays, bring water and lunch. Dress for the weather. Bring
      basket, wax or paper bags (no plastic) to keep mushrooms separated, whistle,
      compass, chair, hand lens, insect repellent, cell phone, and books for
      identification. Also bring a knife to dig up mushrooms for identification or to
      cut edibles off to keep them clean. Try to dig up 3 of the same species at
      different stages of development. Don't pick old mushrooms; leave them to drop
      their spores. Bring your membership card and a friend or two. You are
      responsible for not getting lost, if you have that tendency stick like glue to
      others. We won't wait for you, and we won't come look for you.

      Don't take the identification of the person standing next to you, they might not
      know as much as you do. Only club mycologists and identifiers should be used for
      advice. The Walk Leader will tell you when to be back at the walk starting place
      where the mushrooms will be put on paper plates and the Walk Identifier or Club
      Mycologist will put names on only the mushrooms that they know well. Take notes
      and pictures to help you remember the mushrooms. You should go home and check
      books yourself. Whether you decide to eat a mushroom, is ultimately only your
      decision.
       

      From Indiana and the north: Follow Route 119 South to the Route 22 interchange near Blairsville. Continue on Route 119 under Route 22. Take the second left (the first left is an on-ramp to Route 22) onto Old William Penn Highway (old Route 22) toward the Chestnut Ridge Inn. Travel several hundred feet past the Chestnut Ridge Inn and veer left, staying on Old William Penn Highway. Follow Old William Penn Highway 0.5 mile to the park entrance on the right.

      From Derry and the south: Follow Route 217 North into Blairsville. Turn right onto East Market Street. Follow East Market Street out of town (Market Street becomes the Old William Penn Highway once out of Blairsville). Stay on the Old William Penn Highway until you see the Chestnut Ridge golf course on the right. Turn right toward the Chestnut Ridge Inn. Travel several hundred feet past the Chestnut Ridge Inn and veer left, staying on Old William Penn Highway. Follow Old William Penn Highway 0.5 mile to the park entrance on the right.

      From Ebensburg and the east: Follow Route 22 West to the Route 119 North / Indiana exit. Take exit and turn left at stop sign. Take the second left after passing under Route 22 (the first left is an on-ramp to Route 22 East) onto Old William Penn Highway (old Route 22) toward the Chestnut Ridge Inn. Travel several hundred feet past the Chestnut Ridge Inn and veer left, staying on Old William Penn Highway. Follow Old William Penn Highway 0.5 mile to the park entrance on the right.

      From Blairsville: Follow East Market Street out of town (Market Street becomes the Old William Penn Highway once out of Blairsville). Stay on the Old William Penn Highway until you see the Chestnut Ridge golf course. Turn right toward the Chestnut Ridge Inn. Travel several hundred feet past the Chestnut Ridge Inn and veer left, staying on Old William Penn Highway. Follow Old William Penn Highway 0.5 mile to the park entrance on the right.

       
       
      Bob & Ginny Sleigh
      Indiana County Chapter
      Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club
       
      Mushroom Hunters Have More Fungi Because They are Always Pickin' and a Grinnin'
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