States Mycological Society,
Millennium Foray (Winter '99)
Final foray of
Quinn State Park, McComb, Mississippi.
The park, one of the
original parks constructed by the CCC in the 1930s, consists of 1,700
acres with a lake, golf course, and nature trail. It also has
primitive camping, full camping, and RV sites. Nearby, as possible
foray sites, are the Copiah County WMA, Homochitto WMA, Marion County
WMA, and the Homochitto National Forest. The main forest type there is
mixed pine/hardwood, with red sandy soil.
The park is located just off I-55 SW of McComb, MS. It
is about a 1-3/4 hour drive from New Orleans or about 40 minutes north
Guest mycologist: Guest
mycologist was Dr. Clark Ovrebo of the University of
Central Oklahoma, an expert on Gulf Coast and tropical fungi.
of specimens collected during the foray was ongoing throughout the