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Photos from the Cultus Lake Foray

Spectacular weather and an abundance of spring boletes made for a fantastic overnight foray.

Also out in full force were Amanita aprica with their orange-yellow caps and a variety of Ramaria. As for morels, we found a few but it would seem the morel season has passed in the Cultus Lake area.

Lots of fun and delicious meals were enjoyed back at the cabins. We look forward to doing it all over again next year!

View from Cultus Lake


Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods from dirt to plate

In Albany, Oregon this weekend at the Mother Earth News Fair, be sure to check out “Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods from dirt to plate” with John Kallas – Wild Food Adventures.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS Stage | Saturday, 5:30-7:00 PM
In this beautiful, educational and fun slide presentation, John Kallas shows how to identify, harvest and prepare nutritious, delicious and abundant wild plants found within walking distance of your kitchen. He also shows you features that make for effective learning in any wild food book. This presentation is a sampling from Kallas’ book, Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt to Plate. (A question-and-answer period and book signing follows.) Kallas makes wild foods understandable and usable by the general public, including gardeners, chefs, dieters, home cooks and nutrition-minded consumers. He makes it fun and easy to learn about foods you may have passed by all your life, and he shares the knowledge and confidence to finally begin eating and enjoying them. The plants covered are easy to identify and abundantly found throughout North America, Europe and the Mediterranean. These healthy wild foods are the core of the true Mediterranean diet. Find out how easy it is to incorporate these foods into everyday modern life, whether you’re a novice or an advanced forager.

Speaker Bio
John Kallas is one of the foremost authorities on edible wild plants of North America. He is the author of one of the top-selling wild food books of all time, Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt to Plate, an easy-to-use, color photograph-packed manual showcasing foods that anyone can find within walking distance of their kitchens. Kallas is a trained botanist, nature photographer, writer, researcher, teacher and speaker. Over the years he’s written articles for magazines ranging from Fine Cooking to Primitive Technology. He runs the Wild Food Adventures Outdoor School based in Oregon. For more information visit

3rd Annual Spring Mushroom Fair in Humboldt

2015 Mush Fair Flyer

Attention Mycological Societies of Northern California and Oregon,

The Humboldt State University Mycology Club would like to invite you to our Spring Mushroom Fair on Saturday April 4th, 2015 from 12:00-5:00pm in the Kate Buchannan Room on HSU campus. Please pass this info along to your members in case any of them wants to make the journey to Humboldt County for this awesome student-run fair. This is a free, one-day event, and will be packed with mycological talks, delicious fungal foods, mushroom art, tables devoted to virtually every fungal topic, and all the general festivity you’d expect at any mushroom fair! See the flyer for more details.

Members of the HSU Mycology Club and the Humboldt Bay Mycological Society will be frantically foraying during the days leading up to the fair, which any of you are welcome to join in on. All specimens need to be delivered to the HSU Mycology Lab in Science B by a reasonable hour on Friday evening for identification.

Please feel free to contact us if you are coming and wish to participate in any way, or if you would like to be set up with accommodation during your stay. May we fortify our hyphal network of myco-enthusiasts across our bioregion!

Jocelyn Gwynn
Fair Publicity Coordinator

Costa Rica Mushroom Foray, May 31st -Jun 04, 2015

mushroom ad Holbrook Travel 2

Reservations are now being accepted for a Costa Rican Mushroom Foray to be lead by mycologist-author Lawrence Millman, who has documented fungi in places as diverse as Belize, Spitzbergen, Western Samoa, the Canadian Arctic, Honduras, Nantucket, and Costa Rica.

He is the author of Fascinating Fungi of New England, the only guidebook to New England fungi, as well as a book of mycological travel essays entitled Giant Polypores & Stoned Reindeer: Rambles in Kingdom Fungi. He lives in Cambridge, MA, USA. For more details, contact Sandy Schmidt in the US at 877-907-5360 or email

The Telluride Mushroom Festival 2014

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.

NAMA (North American Mycological Association) Annual Foray

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 »

Now, Forager

We have heard from Jason Cortlund, who has directed the mushroom foraging themed movie movie “Now, Forager”, which is playing from December 28 through Jan 4 at the Living Room Theatre in Portland. From Jason

” Mushroom clubs have been big supporters of the film so far, so I was hoping you might be able to share the screening info with your people. Here’s the screening info:

We’re a tiny production with no budget for advertising and publicity. Good will and word of mouth is the best we can hope for!

I grew up in the Oregon woods (outside Silverton) and graduated from UofO – and I think a certain Northwestern sensibility shows pretty well in the finished work. I know it’s kind of a trek up from Eugene, but I thought I let you know anyway. We’re trying to get a run at the Bijou as well – if you think your members might come out for a movie about mushrooms, that might help them put it on the calendar. “

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!

On Sunday, Oct. 23rd’s “Food for Thought,” Peg Boulay will be talking about mushrooms, and a special upcoming event that is a partnership between the CMS and several local restaurants with a focus on local sourcing and mushroom cuisine.

The CMS is proud to announce that 8 restaurants have coordinated with us for the 30th anniversary of the Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival to offer their own takes on delicious mushroom fare starting on the day of the festival, Oct. 30th and continuing through the following Sunday.

Celebrate the delicious diversity of Oregon’s wild mushrooms! Visit these fine restaurants (and brewery) to enjoy their fabulous featured mushroom dishes, created especially for Mushroom Madness Week.

King Estate with Chef Michael Landsberg: Wild Oregon mushroom ragout with Yukon gold potato gnocchi, lamb meatballs, roasted tomato leek vinaigrette with parmesan cheese and crispy artichoke hearts. 80854 Territorial Hwy, 541-942-9874.

Chef’s Kitchen with Chef Bruno: Mushroom medley of 5 or 6 mushrooms cooked in a sherry-cream reduction in a way that you can taste their distinct flavors. 3443 Hilyard St, 541-687-2433.

Holy Cow with Chef Anton Ferrara: Ricotta gnocchi with wild mushroom sauce. 2621 Willamette St only, 541-852-4659.

Cafe Soriah with Chef Pierce Kieffer: 3 course mushroom dinner: appetizer is a mushroom strudel with goat’s cheese and madeira reduction; salad of marinated chanterelles and spiced walnuts with frisee and sherry vinaigrette; main dish of porcini encrusted chicken with a wild mushroom butter sauce. 384 W. 13th Ave, 541-342-4410.

Cafe Zenon with Chef Cory Brader: Oregon wild mushroom savory pudding with chanterelles, porcini and truffle oil, along with grilled house baked bread. 898 Pearl St, 541-684-4000.

Friendly Street Cafe with Chef Mario Tucci: gnocchi with lamb meatballs and chanterelles in a light mushroom sauce. 2757 Friendly St, 541-343-3460.

Excelsior Inn & A Taste of Ristorante Italiano with Chef Mauritzio Paparo: pasta with 4 mushrooms; a dish that is called Pappardelli ai Quattro funghi in Italian. 754 E. 13th Ave, 541-342-6963.

Rogue Public House–Track Town Ales with Brewer Nate Samson: Porcini Scotch Ale. 844 Olive St, 541-345-4155.

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 proximity to great mushroom hunting locations. Participants are introduced to all aspects of “mushrooming” culture, from field identification techniques, family characteristics, wild edible harvesting, mushroom dyeing and cooking, and basic cultivation techniques.

Link below is a flyer with information on the dates and prices for the two weekend excursions:

Hemlock Ridge Flyer

For more information, see the Hemlock Ridge Excursions website

Yachats Village Mushroom Fest — October 21st – 23rd, 2011

Don’t miss the Keynote Speaker, David Arora, Friday, October 21!

Come savor autumn on the Oregon coast where the fun-guys go – to the Yachats Village Mushroom Fest! Enjoy wild forest mushroom cuisine, expert led mushroom walks, (many led by CMS members) talks and exhibits, culinary mushroom workshops, culinary mushroom markets, wine tasting, and live entertainment. Guided mushroom walks and exhibits are FREE and open to the public.

The Yachats Village Mushroom Fest is produced by the Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce and is generously supported by the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center and Scenic Area, Gerdemann Botanical Preserve, the Yachats Commons, the Yachats Ladies Club, Forest Ecologist Marla Gillham, OSU Faculty, Students and Alumni, Cascade Mycological Society, North American Truffling Society, Lincoln Co Mycological Society, Yachats area businesses, Yachats Farmers Market, area naturalists, and many culinary mushroom enthusiasts.

For more information please or call 1-800-929-0477, 541-547-3530. Or see the Website at