The 2016 foray of the Northeast Mycological Federation (NEMF) will be held July 28-31, based at Fitchburg State University. NEMF is an association of about nineteen regional mycology clubs, including the Boston Mycological Club, which is the host of this year’s foray. The theme of the foray will be “The role of fungi in the ecology of the forest”. The Chief Mycologist will be David Hibbett, but fortunately there will also be many excellent field mycologists on hand to identify the collections, including (tentatively) Rick Van de Poll, Gary Lincoff, Bill Neill, Roz Lowen, Jason Karakehian, Renée Lebeuf, Dorothy Smullen, Walter Sturgeon, Bill Yule, Noah Siegel, John Plischke III, Dave Malloch, and Larry Millman, as well as artists Carol Govan and Pat Buchanan. It should be a fantastic opportunity to learn about the local mycota and share the company of other mycophiles, right here in Worcester County. Scholarships are available.