Gulf States Mycological Society
 
Summer Foray 2019

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GSMS SUMMER FORAY

JULY 12-14, 2019

HAMPTON INN, WIGGINS, MS

Wiggins is located north of Gulfport/Biloxi. Co-Chief Mycologists will be a tag-team of Jay Justice and David Lewis. We will contact our potential student to host, who will give a presentation. 

The Hampton Inn & Suites, 1121 East Frontage Drive, Wiggins MS 39577 is on the east side of US 49, 1 mile south of the intersection with State Hwy 26. Turn left in between the Bank of Wiggins (just past Hall St) and Best Wok Restaurant, to the Inn in the rear. Check-in time is 3 PM.  Registration and social will begin at 3PM in the Rose Room, our meeting and display area.

Friday evening, for dinner, the Inn will cater a buffet in the breakfast room area of the hotel, or lobby, of chicken/spaghetti, salad and dessert @6:00 PM.  After dinner, there will be a presentation by CCM David Lewis and a social in the Rose Room.

Saturday and Sunday mornings we will enjoy very tasty complete breakfasts in the breakfast area at the Hampton Inn.

Saturday morning, our field trips will depart from the hotel parking lot at 9AM, to the nearby Pascagoula River Wildlife Management Area and other locations TBD, ‘Shroomdom is not available to us this year. We will have lunch on our own at restaurants near, or as we return from, the foray sites. Please return to the hotel by 2:30 PM and take your specimens to the pre-sort area in the Rose Room.

We plan our annual business meeting at 4:30PM in the Rose Room.  Later, we will enjoy dinner in the lobby area of the Inn, at 6:00PM. Catering is by the hotel, with a buffet of baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, salad, green beans,& banana pudding. After dinner, the hosted student will make a presentation. Then there will be a presentation by CCM Jay Justice, followed by a social.

After the mycologists identify the species collected, we will walk-around-the-tables on Sunday morning at 9:00 to hear a discussion of the different species of fungi and methods of identification. Checkout time is noon, when we will depart for home. We hope to see you December 13-15 in Louisiana for our Winter Foray.

THIS IS A WEEKEND EVENT; A REGISTRATION FORM IS ATTACHED. IT MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE OF MONDAY, JULY 1.