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

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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

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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

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General Meeting — Thursday November 10th, 2011

Geoffrey Johnson on Mycoremediation at the Oregon Country Fair. The Cascade Mycological Society presents Geoffrey Johnson. He will be discussing his mycoremediation project on a site at the Oregon Country Fair. November 10th, 2011. Meet at  7:00 pm, room 115,

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CMS Keynote Speaker – Steve Trudell — Friday, October 28th

“Why Mushrooms Matter” Come hear Steve Trudell’s important message Friday, October 28th, 7pm, at the LCC forum building. Steve Trudell is a forest ecologist and educator who has been hunting, photographing, and learning about mushrooms for over 35 years. Author

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Upcoming Forays in Anticipation of the Festival

NOTE: Updated foray information. There will be one more foray before the festival on Friday the 28th. Since this is on a school day, the high school parking lot is not available and a new meeting place has been chosen.

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Mushroom Madness Week! — Sunday, Oct. 30th – Sunday, Nov. 6th 2011K

Plus, Special Guest Appearance on KLCC’s “Food for Thought” from Peg Boulay – 12 – 1 PM Mycological events are coming at us fast and furious. You’ll want to check back on our website frequently so you don’t miss anything!

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30th Anniversary Photo Contest

LAST CALL FOR PHOTOS!!! Deadline extended to Oct. 24th, last chance to send in your photos! As some of you might know, this year’s Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival will be the 30th! The Cascade Mycological Society has been a

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30th Annual Mt. Pisgah Arboretum’s Mushroom Festival — Sunday October 30, 2011

30th Annual Mt. Pisgah Arboretum’s Mushroom Festival October 30, 2011, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m Cascade Mycological Society co-sponsors this spectacular celebration with Mt. Pisgah Arboretum and Lane Community College. CMS volunteers collect, identify and organize over 300 species of

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Two Mushroom Excursions — Oct 21st – 23rd, November 4th-6th

Hemlock Ridge Excursions is offering two mushroom workshops this fall, a Cascades trip at Clear Lake Resort on October 21st-23rd, and a coast trip at Tugman State Park on November 4th-6th. These weekend workshops are hosted at beautiful sites selected for their

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Mushroom Festival & Adventure Weekend October 22-25

Upcoming Events

Events on October 3, 2015
Wild Mushroom Cook-Off (OR)
When:October 3, 2015
Location: Lincoln City, OR, USA
OCTOBER 3, 2015
Come to the beautiful Oregon coast in the fall…and enjoy a weekend packed with activities for the mushroom enthusiast. Learn from experts, purchase wild mushrooms and eat great mushroom dishes at the cook-off on Saturday from 11am-2pm (or until samples run out).

Chanterelles at the Mushroom Cook-off in Lincoln CityJoin us at the Cook-off to see what our local Oregon chefs have prepared with these gems of the autumn harvest. Enjoy a live cooking demonstration, live music, a wild mushroom identification booth, wine & beer, food vendors, and wild mushrooms for sale.

Admission is free, with samples available for 75¢ and portion sizes for $3. Professional juding will determin 1st, 2nd and 3rd place dishes. Who will take home the coveted People’s Choice Award this year? You get to determine the best mushroom dishes by casting a vote for your favorite!

11:00 – Festival Opens to Public & Cook-off Begins
1:30 – Peoples Choice Voting Ends
1:45 – Winners Announced
2:00 – Festival Closes

To Be Announced.

The Culinary Center in Lincoln City, 801 SW Hwy 101, on the 4th Floor, North, above the Driftwood Public Library, and City Hall. Parking is available on the third floor of City Hall, accessible from SW 11th Street (look for the signs!)

Live Music by the Ivie-Meziere Trio!

details at
Events on October 7, 2015
Asian Mycological Congress 2015 (India)
When:October 11, 2015
Location: Goa, India.
Description: The Asian Mycological Congress is a major biennial event that brings together mycologists from all over Asia and fosters learning, dissemination and promotion of mycology. AMC 2015 will cover advances in all aspects of mycology. The Congress will be held under the auspices of the Asian Mycological Association and the Mycological Society of India and organized by the Goa University. Goa is a cultural and touristic delight, surrounded by the tropical forests of Western Ghats on one side and pristine beaches on the other. Details:
Ideas on Tap: Fungi and the Forest
When:October 7, 2015
Location: Sprout!, 418 A St, Springfield, OR 97477, United States
Description: Quench your thirst - for beer and for knowledge - at Ideas on Tap, the museum's pub conversation series. Enjoy Claim 52 beers and thought-provoking discussions about science, ecology, history, and more.

First Wednesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.

This month, join botanist Molly Widmer and wildlife biologist Chris Melotti, both from Cascade Mycological Society, for a discussion of all things fungi - and discover the roles that mushrooms play in our local forest ecosystems.

Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Events on October 9, 2015
Intro To Wild Mushroom Foraging (OR)
When:October 11, 2015
Location: Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard Street, Eugene, OR 97405, United States
Description: Intro To Wild Mushroom Foraging – 116899
Do you enjoy eating local wild mushrooms but are afraid to forage for them? Learn how to safely identify and consume wild mushrooms. Discover their habitat, which mushrooms to avoid and which choice edibles are easiest to identify and find. The evening classroom presentation, with an edible & non-edible mushroom display and wild mushroom tasting, is followed by a Saturday Mushroom Foray for a hands-on experience of finding and identifying mushrooms. Note: You must attend the classroom presentation to participate in the foray. Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10, 10am to 12pm, Amazon Community Recreation Center, 2700 Hilyard St, Eugene. Pre-registration required at

Meets: Friday 10-09-2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm AND Saturday 10-10-2015 9:00am – 4:00pm Main Hall /Kitchen – Amazon Community Center
Ages: 16 Yrs. and over.
Fees: $32.00.
Spots Available: 13
Events on October 13, 2015
When:October 13, 2015
Location: REI, 306 Lawrence St, Eugene, OR 97401, United States
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Eugene REI
Group size: 65
Instructor: Peg Boulay and Bruce Newhouse

Dive in to the fantastic world of fungi at your feet! You may never walk in the woods the same after learning about all the amazing kinds of mushrooms that grow in our mountain forests. Many of them are good edibles - if you first learn the basics. We will cover a bit of fungal ecology - so that you will know where to look. Then, we'll talk about the most yummy and findable edibles in our area - so that you will know what to look for! Lastly, we'll go over our favorite ways of preparing them - so that you will know what to do with them if you bring back a basketful. We also will bring in some real specimens as well as our favorite books. Don't forget to register, seats are limited.


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