The 33rd Telluride Mushroom Festival–August 16 through August 19, 2014–with Pre-Conference Workshops on August 15th, celebrates the multitude of uses of fungi (all things mycology).
The Telluride Mushroom Festival has been an annually recurring celebration of all things fungal the past 32 years in the high, summer-wet mountains of southwestern Colorado. Mushroom hunts, a mushroom display, mushroom cookery, mushroom talks and discussions, and a mushroom-costume parade through town are just some of the highlights of this annual 4 day mushroom festival.
In October, the North American Mycological Association annual foray will convene at Camp Arnold in Eatonville, Washington, which lies close to great mushrooming habitat in national forest lands of the Cascades Mountains and Mt. Rainier National Park.
Paul Stamets to be keynote speaker
Fungal visionary Paul Stamets will be the keynote speaker at the foray, and PSMS scientific advisor Steve Trudel will be the foray mycologist. For over 30 years, Paul Stamets has been a dedicated mycologist in the Pacific Northwest and is internationally recognized for his contributions in mycology and the environment. He has been called a visionary for his beliefs that a deeper knowledge of fungi can help solve many of the world’s pollution problems, which is the topic of his popular 2008 TED Talk that has been seen by millions. Paul coined the term Read more »
At the CMS April meeting, Randy Molina will present his informative talk “Diversity, Ecology, and Conservation of Truffle Fungi in Forests of the Pacific Northwest”. This presentation summarizes five decades of truffle research by the Corvallis Forest Mycology program and emphasizes the historical development of truffle science by mycologists over the last 100 years, truffle diversity and importance in forest ecosystems, and management principles to sustain this valuable fungal resource.
April 10, 2014 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Lane Community College, Room 115, Science Building #16
Anna Moore “Mushrooms of the Oregon Dunes” Speaker for February 2014
At the CMS February meeting, Anna Moore will present her informative talk Mushrooms of the Oregon Dunes. Anna has a science background and a love of the natural world. She retired from UC Berkeley in 2005 where she worked in Environmental Compliance, and now spends much of her time on the Oregon coast hiking and foraging in the unique Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. She has been interested in Read more »
Dr. Dan Luoma, professor at Oregon State University’s Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, will describe the fascinating interactions between forest plants and their associated mushroom and truffle fungi. Dr. Daniel Luoma received his B.S. in Physical Geography from the University of Oregon and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Ecological Plant Geography from Oregon State University. Dan’s teaching includes general mycology, workshops and field courses on forest mycology, and readings in fields of mycorrhizae and small mammal mycophagy. His research covers several integrated research projects in the field of Read more »
CMS’ invited speaker(s) for November are former CMS board member Ryan Wolverton and his wife Priscilla. Ryan is a graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in botany. They have a mushroom business called Soul2grow.com.
Soul 2 Grow is a collaborative effort between a Botanist/Mycologist and a Soil Scientist. Their academic training has provided them with a diverse skill set that has been sharpened through ten years of hands-on experience with growing and collecting plants and mushrooms in Oregon. Soul 2 Grow offers Read more »
Already have a recipe everyone adores? Submit it online for possible inclusion in our 2014 Cascade Mycological Society Cookbook or email it, along with pictures, to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you.
Was anybody else curious to see all that the rain promised last week? We were. Not a bad haul for July. Our prize was the mammoth double hedgehog.
Post pictures of your weekly finds from the Oregon mushroom belt here.
Very interesting ... a company is using mushroom mycelia to remove the bitterness in certain foods (e.g. chocolate, coffee) to make them sweeter without adding calories, all while increasing the nutrition. ... See MoreSee Less
Would any Cascade Mycological Society members be interested in representing the club at the Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival in Washington next weekend? Our scheduled volunteers had to cancel. Please contact us ASAP if you are interested. ... See MoreSee Less