Yearly Archives: 2011

General Meeting — Thursday December 8th, 2011

The Cascade Mycological Society presents Daniel Winkler. He will be discussing his new book ‘A Field Guide to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest’.  December 8th, 2011.  Meet at  7:00 pm, room 115, Science Building (Building 16) at Lane Community College in Eugene. The talk is free and open to the public.

Speaker Background: Daniel grew up in Munich, Bavaria, and started hunting Steinpilz (Boletus edulis) with his family at age 3. Finding mushrooms was just as exciting as finding Easter eggs, an excitement that is still to be had each time hunting for mushrooms. Later Daniel studied geography, ecology and botany in order to work on environmental issues in the Himalayas and Tibet, where he has been researching and consulting for twenty years.

In 1996, Daniel moved to Seattle and joined the Puget Sound Mycological Society. Being part of PSMS enticed him to take his life-long love for mushrooms to a whole new level. Daniel trained to become an expert mushroom identifier for the club and teaches classes.

Daniel has collected edible mushrooms on three continents and is an organizer of mushroom tours []. He keeps venturing out into new and old habitats and cultures to feed his curiosity and his family, along the way capturing images and gathering stories to share in his writings and presentations.

CMS Member Forays — November 11th and November 19th, 2011

NOTE: The foray on November 19th has been cancelled due to weather conditions. If the foray leader reschedules, the information will be available on the website. Sorry for the late notice, the weather system coming through now is just too cold for the elevations that were to be visited, as of this afternoon they had already received significant snow there.

We will be having two more members forays into the coast range on Friday, November 11th, and the Willamette National Forest on Saturday November 19th, just in time to find some mushrooms before Thanksgiving. Interested members should contact to register their intent to attend and receive more information. Please include your name and how many will be attending.

The meeting place and time for the foray on the 11th has not been announced yet but you will be informed if you email the address above.

For the 19th, meet at 10 AM at Cottage Grove Ranger Station.

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

Please read the following *General Foray Information*, and please no dogs on these forays.

Note that sometimes destinations are changed based on weather conditions and where we get reports of fungal activity. Please check back on this website the day before the foray for any changes or updates on foray details.

Photo Contest Winners

We received many beautiful photos of mushrooms for the contest and selected three for display at the festival. Here they are in case you didn’t get a chance to see the prints there. We’ll also be looking at some photos (time-permitting) at November’s general meeting.

The three winners are:

  • Joaquin Romero, who sent this picture of Mycena seinesii from Vizcaya, Spain

  • Stewart Meyers, who sent a picture of Amanita muscaria from Honeyman State Park, OR.

  • Kevin Hups, who sent a picture of oyster mushrooms fruiting from a plywood deck in a shipping container that had been sealed up for a decade, in Colorado.

(You may click on the photos for a higher resolution version)