John Plischke III is a founding member of the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club, which has become one of the largest mushroom clubs in North America. John has been awarded the club’s Distinguished Service Award. Within the WPMC, John serves as Walk and Foray Chairman, is a member of the Speaker’s Bureau, and is a noted mushroom identification expert for the WPMC, throughout Pennsylvania, and indeed throughout North America. He is the editor of two WPMC wild mushroom cookbooks.
Plischke is a Life Member of the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) and has been a trustee to both NAMA and the Northeastern Mycological Federation (NEMF). He is the recipient of two prestigious NAMA awards: Award for Contributions to Amateur Mycology and The Harry and Elsie Knighton Award.
He will speak on “Edible Mushrooms and other Noteworthy Mushrooms and Lookalikes.”