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Eugenia Bone: Keynote Mushroom Festival Speaker

The Cascade Mycological Society is proud to present Eugenia Bone as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Mushroom Adventure Weekend. Featured Presentation How do mushroom enthusiasts vacation? Amateur mycologists hit public forays and festivals all over the country and throughout

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Important Update from the Cascade Mycological Society

This fall, the Cascade Mycological Society will partner with City of Eugene Recreation Services to offer educational opportunities to the community and host our monthly meetings/presentations. Please save the dates. Meeting Location and Date Change Cascade Mycological Society meetings will

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Danny Newman, independent neo-tropical mycologist and photographer

Danny Newman, a visiting mycologist from California will be giving a special presentation to CMS on Wednesday May 27th. Danny Newman is an independent neo-tropical mycologist and photographer interested in cataloging biodiversity, and the systematics of entomopathogenic fungi. He’s the librarian

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Annual Membership Meeting Sunday, May 3, 2015: Morel Stuffing Party & Grill Out

Save the Date The Annual Membership Meeting has been scheduled this year in conjunction with the May Morel Stuffing Party & Grill Out on Sunday, May 3, 2015 beginning at 4:00 pm, at a member’s home. Bring a stuffing for the

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CMS Meeting Thursday, January 8, 2015: Speaker Alija Bajro Mujic

For the first meeting of the year, Alija Bajro Mujic will present his PhD research upon the false truffle genus Rhizopogon and its unique symbiosis with trees in genus Pseudotsuga (Douglas Fir). This talk will share the stories and the

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CMS Meeting: Professional Forager Toby Esthay

Toby Esthay
photo by Rebecca Fyffe

Toby Esthay is the invited speaker for the Cascade Mycological Society Meeting on Thursday, December 11 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm. He is a professional forager in Oregon and plans to show his fantastic mushroom photography, chat briefly about truffling and answer questions from

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Friday October 24, 2014: Mushroom Photographer Taylor Lockwood

Experience the passion of the world’s leading mushroom photographer. Travel with Taylor across the globe to hunt and find  the most beautiful bioluminescent mushrooms  in countries such as Brazil, China, Madagascar,  New Zealand, Australia, and America. Taylor’s thirty year career

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Yachats Village Mushroom Fest

Janet and Griffin

Friday, October 17 – Sunday, October 19 The Yachats Village Mushroom Fest is one of the best weekend long festivals in all of Oregon. This tiny coastal village nestled between lush temperate rainforest and the wild Pacific surf provides ideal habitat for

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Mushroom Festival

This event has been called one of the best mushroom shows in the country, and the biggest on the West Coast. Cascade Mycological Society (CMS) co-sponsors this spectacular show and celebration with Mt. Pisgah Arboretum and Lane Community College. Lane

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Mycologist Erin Blanchard Will Attend the 2014 Mushroom Festival

Erin Blanchard is one of the invited mycologists who will be identifying the fungi at this year’s Mt. Pisgah Mushroom Festival. About Erin Blanchard Erin is studying the taxonomy and identification of fungi. Originally from San Diego, she moved north to

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Mushroom Festival & Adventure Weekend October 22-25

Upcoming Events

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.
Events on October 16, 2015
Mushroom Gathering at Breitenbush Hotsprings
When:October 20, 2015
Location: Detroit, OR, USA
Description: The Mushroom Gathering at Breitenbush Hotsprings Explore, forage, relax and create! Breitenbush Hotsprings are nestled in the old-growth forest in the Cascade mountains. This is one of my favorite mushroom immersion events. Gourmet food, crafts, informative lectures in a peaceful atmosphere. Lodging is in sweet, cozy little cabins, the vegetarian meals are exceptional and Mushroom Gathering staff are knowledgeable and generous with their guidance. Details at


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