Holiday Special

Our hand sculpted and painted earrings just may be the perfect gift for the mycophile in your life. Choose from Black Morel, Chanterelle, Fly Amanita, King Bolete, Oregon White Truffle, Parrot Mushroom, or Purple Corts. We are reducing the price from $18 a pair to just $12 for the month of December. Order this week to ship in time for holiday delivery. on Square Market
Want to avoid paying for shipping costs? These items, along with our wild mushroom cookbook and t-shirts, will be available for sale at the Camas Ridge Holiday Market at 1150 E 29 Ave on Saturday, December 13 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

CMS Meeting: Professional Forager Toby Esthay

Toby Esthay photo by Rebecca Fyffe

Toby Esthay
photo by Rebecca Fyffe

Toby Esthay is the invited speaker for the Cascade Mycological Society Meeting on Thursday, December 11 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm. He is a professional forager in Oregon and plans to show his fantastic mushroom photography, chat briefly about truffling and answer questions from our members.

Meet at 7:00 pm, room 115, Science Building (Building 16) at Lane Community College in Eugene. There will be a mushroom show and tell identification session prior to the speaker. Bring what’s in your basket, edible or not, and learn from the experienced members of our community.

Cookbooks, earrings, and t-shirts will be available for sale at this meeting. It is free and open to the public

Weekly Finds: November 2014, Week 2.

Thanksgiving Foray: November 22, 2014

On Saturday November 22, Pavel Gubanikhin and Matthew Johnson will be co-leading a CMS foray. This foray will be heading Westward, with the exact location to be determined. The emphasis of this trip will be on collecting edible species for Thanksgiving. In the spirit of the holiday season, we will encourage sharing of what we find, so that everyone can go home with something edible.

Basket o' Shrooms

What better way to impress your family than showing up to the Thanksgiving table with a basket of Chanterelles?

Please remember to bring your mushroom picking permits and trail parking permit, if you have one. Expect to carpool, and please be prepared to split the cost of gasoline with whomever drives (bring cash). We will be meeting at 10:00 am in Eugene, the precise location will be sent to those registered for the foray.

Participation in this foray is limited to CMS members, and registration will be limited to 15 people. Registration is now closed.

Cascade Mycological Society Wild Mushroom Cookbook Available Online

The Cascade Mycological Society Wild Mushroom Cookbook is now available for sale online.

It is really much more than a cookbook. It is a snapshot of our regions fruiting schedule, the local’s favorite abundant fungi, and tips and techniques collected by a network of mycology lovers with a lifetime of experience to share.

It is organized by season and contains 175 pages filled with beautiful color photographs. It is printed on long-lasting 100# Gloss Book stock with lay-flat spiral binding. The contents are thoroughly and thoughtfully indexed.

Most of the recipes were tested at one of our memorable, pot luck dinners (like the Spring Potluck/Morel Stuffing Party/Grill Out) that gave CMS members the opportunity to savor many of the dishes in the book while communing with their fellow lovers of fungi.

All profits from the sale of the book will go towards supporting CMS grant and scholarship programs.

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It is dedicated to Freeman Rowe, whose love of learning and teaching the beauty and diversity of fungi has touched so many of us.