Yearly Archives: 2006

Oregon Truffle Festival January 27-29, 2006

This year the Cascade Mycological Society is an official sponser of the Oregon Truffle Festival. For more information about the festival visit

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CMS General Meeting Thursday, December 14th 2006 7:30pm

December is grow your own month for the mushroom lover. If it’s not been such a good season for collecting, why not consider growing your own delicious edible mushrooms? Ryan Woolverton and Kyle Hammon will give a presentation that will demonstrate the best methods for home cultivation of mushrooms. The general information given tonight will be an excellent lead-in to the workshop on Dec 16 2006. No charge.

December 14 2006 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm.
Meet at the LCC campus (Directions)
For more information, please call Kyle at 463-5447 or email to
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Mushroom Species Lists

Mount Pisgah Mushroom Show Species List 1983-2006
Download Excel Spreadsheet
Download PDF

Hendricks Park Species List

Download Word Document

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Mushroom Grower’s Workshop – December 16th 2006

Grower’s Workshop on December 16 from 10am to 4pm.
Ryan Woolverton and Kyle Hammon will teach this exciting opportunity for everyone to produce their own mushrooms. The techniques taught at this workshop can be applied to small to large scales, so apartment-dwellers and those living on large acreages are encouraged to attend the workshop. At the end of the workshop, each participant will have made an oyster mushroom “log” that should produce about 3 pounds of mushrooms. We encourage participants to experiment by bringing three pounds of an organic material of their choice…. Cardboard, cotton, linen, or hemp rags, are all excellent possibilities for us to explore.

The cost for this event is $10. Please contact Kyle at 463-5447 for more information and to register for the workshop
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ENHS Lecture –"Truffles of Oregon"–Friday November 17th, 2006

The Eugene Natural History Society presents a free public lecture: “Truffles of Oregon” by Dr. Charles Lefevre, President of the North American Truffling Society
Friday, November 17, 7:30PM, Room 100, Willamette Hall, UO Campus
For more information, visit the ENHS website

CMS meeting -Thursday, November 9th, 2006

The Cascade Mycological Society welcomes all to a presentation by Jim Wells of Oregon Wild Edibles. Jim will be speaking about the commercial, social, and economic issues of mushroom harvesting. Jim’s expertise includes the collection and marketing of truffles and other fungi. Date: Thursday, November 9. Time: 7:30-9:00 PM. Place: Room 115, building 16 (Science Building), Lane Community College Main Campus. CMS meetings are held the second Thursday of the month September-May.

Map and directions can be found on our website.

Usual Foray Meeting Location

Our regular foray meeting place is the South Eugene High School located at 400 E. 19th Ave. You’ll find us in the parking lot on the east side of the school (Patterson and 19th). Depending on circumstances the group may gather in the NE or the SE side of the lot. This parking lot is occasionally a meeting place for more than one group of outdoor enthusiasts. If you’re unsure, just ask some of the folks milling about if they are associated with CMS.

Map of South Eugene High School

November 2006 Foray Schedule

Mushroom Walk at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum
Saturday, November 4, 2006, 12 – 2pm

It’s mushroom season! Take a walk through the Arboretum’s forested trails with experienced mycologists, Chris Melotti and Molly Widmer of the Cascade Mycological Society, and hunt for these fascinating fungi. Discuss identification, habitat, characteristics, natural history and the role of fungi within an ecosystem. Contact Mt. Pisgah Arboretum for additional details.

Saturday, November 11th, 2006 9am
Meet at the South Eugene High School Parking lot at 9:00am. Foray location and leader to be announced. Call Grace at 541.431.0060 for more details.

Introductory Mushroom Walk at Hendricks Park
Saturday, November 18th, 2006, 1-3pm
CMS members Peg Boulay and Bruce Newhouse will lead an introductory walk at Hendricks Park exploring fungi of the forest. See the Friends of Hendricks Park web site for more details:
Location: Hendricks Park/ F.M. Wilkins Picnic Shelter, 2200 Summit Ave
Contact: Hendricks Park office: 682-5324 or FoHP: 607-4066

Sunday, November 19th, 9am
Lets find some tantalizing edible fungi for our Thanksgiving tables! Meet at the South Eugene High School parking lot at 9:00am. Foray location and leader to be announced. Call Grace at 541.431.0060 for more details.