Yearly Archives: 2009

General Meeting — Thursday January 14th, 2010

Dr. Jim Trappe

Dr. Jim Trappe

In January the CMS will welcome guest speaker Dr. Jim Trappe, who will speak about Desert Truffles. That’s one ‘s’, so we’re talking about dry places, not a sweet after dinner treat ;).

Meet at 7:00 pm, room 115, Science Building (Building 16) at Lane Community College in Eugene.

General Meeting — Thursday December 10th, 2009

This month a presentation from NAMA, the North American Mycological Association will be viewed. This meeting will also serve as a social gathering for the holiday season and refreshments will be provided by the CMS. Feel free to bring specimens and stories to share with the group.

Meet at 7:00 pm, room 115, Science Building (Building 16) at Lane Community College in Eugene.

CMS Member Foray — Saturday December 5th, 2009

The next foray will be occurring on Saturday Dec, 5th. Joe Spivak will be leading the foray.

Update:
We will be going to the Bryce Creek area. An additional meeting site has been added, at the Cottage Grove Ranger Station at 9:30 AM. We will still depart from S. Eugene High School at 9:00 but will meet Joe at the ranger station. If your location is such that it’s easier to meet in Cottage Grove, feel free to meet there instead. This foray will be in the Willamette National Forest. For personal collection, a free permit is required and is available at Willamette ranger stations one of which is in Springfield. More information on permits is available on the Willamette NFS website.


Forays are limited to CMS members (and friends) only. You can become a member on Saturday to join us!

Meet at the South Eugene High School by 8:45 for introductions and directions. We will leave at 9:00am sharp.

*General Foray Information*

General Meeting — Thursday November 12th, 2009

The topic this month will be mushroom dyes and the presenter will be Marika Banyacski.

Marika has been working with fibers for many years and is a dyeing instructor at the Eugene Textile Center. She began dyeing with mushrooms two years ago and has become increasingly involved with mushroom dyes. As she puts it, “I love looking for mushrooms as much as dyeing with them. I find the dyeing process all the more magical beginning it first in the forest wildcrafting my dyestuff.”

Meet at 7:00 pm, room 115, Science Building (Building 16) at Lane Community College in Eugene.

CMS Member Foray — Saturday November 7th, 2009

The next foray will be occurring on Saturday Nov, 7th. Chris Melloti will be leading the foray, the location TBA depending on weather conditions.


Forays are limited to CMS members (and friends) only. You can become a member on Saturday to join us!

Meet at the South Eugene High School by 8:45 for introductions and directions. We will leave at 9:00am sharp.

*General Foray Information*

CMS Welcomes Author and Mycologist David Arora


Talk
On Friday October 30th the Cascade Mycological Society is bringing you a talk by David Arora. David Arora is the author of two very well known mushroom field guides, Mushrooms Demystified and All That the Rain Promises and More…

In addition to authoring field guides, he has contributed to research in taxonomy and ethnomycology, describing new mushroom species and writing about the role of mushroom hunting in the economic development of rural communities. We’re very excited by this opportunity to meet the man behind field guides we all use and love.

Friday, October 30th 2009 7:00pm
LCC Forum Building (BLDG 17) Room 308
$5-$10 sliding scale donation requested

Foray
David Arora will also hold a foray and mushroom tasting event on Saturday October 31st. The cost will be $80.00. If interested in more information contact Joe Spivak at 729-1248.

UPDATE: Today’s interview with Arora is now available.

2009 Mushroom Festival at Mt. Pisgah

The Mushroom Festival, co-sponsored by the Cascade Mycological Society, is held on Sunday October 25th 2008 from 10am to 5pm, and features a broad range of fungi collected throughout western Oregon. Experts are on hand during the show to help with mushroom identification. The Mushroom Festival also includes hayrides, cider pressing demonstrations, wine tasting, and a scarecrow contest.

Suggested donation:
$5/person or $10/family. MPA members free!

Visit the Mt. Pisgah Arboretum website for more details.

Two Upcoming Forays – Coast and Cascades

** Pre-Festival Forays **

Two forays are planned in the days leading up to the Mt. Pisgah Mushroom Festival.  The main goal of these will be to find specimens for display at the festival, though some edibles are likely to be discovered along the way.

The first foray will take place on the coast near Florence on Thursday, October 22nd. Anna Moore will be leading this foray and the meeting place will be in Honeyman St. Park at the East Woahink boat ramp/picnic area off of Canary Rd. at 10:00 AM. In the Siuslaw National Forest no permit is required for small quantities of mushroom collection, up to 1 gallon per person per day. Additional information on permits may be found on the Siuslaw National Forest website.

Hypholoma fasciculare

Sulfur Tuft

The second foray will take place on Friday, October 23rd in the Cascades up Hwy. 58, probably around the Waldo Lake area, but this may change depending on weather conditions. Chris Melloti and Joe Spivak will be leading this foray. To attend, meet at the parking lot at the Springfield Depot at “A” St. and South 2nd at 9:00 AM. This will be in the Willamette National Forest. For personal collection, a free permit is required and is available at Willamette ranger stations one of which is in Springfield. A commercial permit will be provided by the CMS for specimen collection. More information on permits is available on the Willamette NFS website.

Forays are limited to CMS members (and friends) only.

*General Foray Information*