CMS Members are cordially invited to attend the CMS Cookbook Spring Potluck. Bring a favorite dish featuring spring mushrooms and the recipe used to make it. Entries will be photographed and possibly included in our local mushroom cookbook and journal, scheduled for release in the fall. More details…
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 email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you.
Langdon likes to write about the intersection of nature and food…wild foods and foraging…and the fascinating characters who inhabit that intersection. This gives him a chance to follow all kinds of threads that intrigue him: natural foods, culinary trends, wildlife, environmental politics, adventure travel, etc. You can visit his website at www.langdoncook.com. It gathers together in one place information on Read more »
Several of the regional mycology clubs have worked together to bring Dr. Bart Buyck to the PNW. He is here to gather local Russulas for study and to talk to the various mycology clubs about his research. This is a special meeting to accommodate Bart’s visit to Eugene.
Dr. Bart Buyck is Associate Professor in the Department of Systematics and Evolution at the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France. Bart obtained his PhD in 1989 at the University of Gent in Belgium with a revision of Russula in Africa for which he received the Augustin Pyramus de Candolle prize of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Geneva, Switzerland. He has continued his research in tropical mycology, first at the University of Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium, and later at the University of Bujumbura in Burundi, Central Africa. Since 1996 Bart joined the Laboratoire de Crytogamie of the National History Museum in Paris, France, where he is responsible for the Mycology Herbarium. Read more »
Do Edible Mushrooms in Oregon Contain Radioactive Contaminants?
Matt Trappe, one of the authors of “North American Truffles,” will talk about local mushrooms having radioactive contaminants on October 10th. Matt is a research ecologist with over 15 years experience working in western forests. He specializes in disturbance ecology particularly fire, and mycology, as well as soil microbiology, DNA and isotopic analysis, forestry, and botany. Matt has a Ph.D in Environmental Sciences and a MS in Forest Science/Forest Resources, both from OSU. He also has a BS in Electronic Engineering/Automated Manufacturing and worked as Read more »
The first meeting of “the mushroom year” for the Cascade Mycological Society will be what we like to call the “identifest.” What’s an identifest? Just as it sounds, this meeting will be focused on identifying fresh mushrooms that people have brought with them. So, bring whatever fungal finds you’ve found (fresh, dried, or pictures) and we’ll endeavor to identify them to species (using Mushrooms Demystifyed). If you can get a spore print before the meeting and bring that in too, it will help with the identification process.
Come join the rest of the CMS membership for our last general meeting of this season! This is a members only meeting and pizza social, and the last CMS activity before we go into ”hibernation” over the summer. The pizza social will be held on Thursday June 13 at 7 pm at Roaring Rapids Pizza, on 4006 Franklin Boulevard in Glenwood. In addition, Read more »
Announcement: Crane-Walking and Taoist Meditation practice/ Mycology Mushroom Growing workshop Saturday, May 17th / Location TBA This is a co-sponsored event supporting sustainability; from the inside, [...]
Mycologist Paul Stamets says fungi are key to human and environmental health—and can clean up everything from oil spills to nuclear meltdowns. This story won the 2014 ASJA Award for Science/Technology/Business writing. ... See MoreSee Less
Park Watch volunteers who work at least 10 hours earn a Lane County Park’s annual parking pass. ... See MoreSee Less
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Park Watch Volunteer Training
April 17, 2014, 1:00pm
Mount Pisgah Arboretum
Volunteer as the eyes and ears in the parking lots around Mount Pisgah and earn a Lane County Parks Annual Parking Pass! Petty crimes have been significantly reduced thanks to the Park Watch Program since 2009.
Volunteer Training: Thursday, April 17th 1-2pm
Visitor Center at Mount Pisgah Arboretum
RSVP: 541-747-3817 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer to help monitor the parking lots - you’ll improve the park visitors’ experiences, while enjoying the beauty of Mt. Pisgah! Park Watch volunteers can work in pairs, signing up for 2-hour shifts, and can earn a Lane County Parks parking pass for your service!
We found some mushrooms on our hike today that look like morels, but it's been a while since I've been mushroom hunting.. I was wondering if someone could confirm? I remember the trunk being hollow, and shorter, and the caps being quite a bit more substantial.. idk if these came up late in the season and it was just too cold for them to develop or if they are something completely different.. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
The CMS meeting is tonight at 7pm. Dr. Randy Molina,
Co-Managing Editor of Mycorrhiza, will be presenting. Mycorrhiza is an international journal devoted to research into mycorrhizas - the widest symbioses in nature, involving plants and a range of soil fungi world-wide. Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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 d...