Gulf States Mycological Society,
Winter Foray

When: December 4-6, 1998

Where: Wakulla Springs State Park, Florida
Travel directions:

Wakulla Springs is located 15 miles south of downtown Tallahassee on Florida Highway 267. From Tallahassee, you can pick up State Road 61 at the old State Capitol building and drive south, then east on 267 to the park entrance. The park is about 5 miles east of Crawfordville, the Wakulla County seat. From the east or west, U.S. 98 is a good artery; Wakulla Springs is approximately midway between Apalachicola and Perry.


Wakulla Springs State Park
location map

Apalachicola Wildlife Management Area camp sites west of Crawfordville

About Gulf States Mycological Society:
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Foray Activities:
Forays: Day trips into the Apalachicola National Forest, especially the Leon Sinks area.

Guest mycologist: Dr. James Kimbraugh, Mycologist from the University of Florida at Gainesville, who is an authority on William Murrell's collecting in Florida, and has compiled Keys to the Fleshy Basidiomycetes of Florida, by William A. Murrell.

Table walkaround: Identification of specimens collected during the Foray.

Wakulla Springs State Park
[Photos source: Wakulla Springs brochure, unless otherwise noted.]
An ibis lands along the riverbank. [Photo: Anne Petty]
Park grounds
Glass-bottom boat on Wakulla River
Gator on the river
View out on the river
Spanish tile doorway frames a view of the Lodge fireplace
The Lodge's
dining room

Foray activities and images
Participants waiting for the presentation to begin.
Dr. James Kimbraugh giving his slide talk to the foray participants.
First table
walkaround, specimens brought by mycologist Dr.Ron Petersen.
Second table
walkaround, from the day's forays.
More foray
In spite of dry conditions during the week,
mushrooms were plentiful.
Gulf States members Bill Cibula, David Lewis, and Steve Harsch (president).
Ron Peterson and Jay Justice discuss specimens during the table walkaround.
Allen Northup proves you're never too old to 'shroom!
Sandy Sheine from the Connecticut Mycological Association displays her "COMA" t-shirt.
Door prize winner
Brooks Young, with a box of Hickory Farms goodies.
Second door prize winner
Aaron Norarevian, with gift box from Barnies Tea and Coffee Shop.