Category Archives: Forays

Photos from the Winter Fungal Foray & Feast

Winter Fungal Foray & Feast

Winter Mushroom FeastCome and join CMS for a day in the woods and learn how to identify and gather winter mushrooms, followed by cooking up a variety of tasting dishes using some of our fungal finds from the day.

Pavel Gubanikhin and Matthew Johnson will teach you about fungi families in winter, where they grow and why and how to harvest wild mushrooms in a safe and sustainable manner during a few hours wandering through mixed woodland.

After the baskets are full, Heather Sielicki will fire up the camp stove and give a cooking demo and tasting of fresh winter chanterelles and hedgehogs using a variety of preparation methods.

Tasting Menu

  • Tortellini in a Winter Chanterelle Champagne Cream Sauce
  • Biscuits in Hedgehog Gravy (with or without Sage Turkey Sausage)
  • Potato, Egg, and Wild Mushroom Frittata
  • Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Winter Chanterelles

Yellowfoot

The group will meet at 10:00am on Sunday, January 25 in South Eugene and then carpool to a foray location roughly 60 to 90 minutes East. Participation in this foray is limited to the first 20 registrations. Kids are welcome but no dogs are allowed.

Foray FULL…registration is now closed.

Thanksgiving Foray: November 22, 2014

On Saturday November 22, Pavel Gubanikhin and Matthew Johnson will be co-leading a CMS foray. This foray will be heading Westward, with the exact location to be determined. The emphasis of this trip will be on collecting edible species for Thanksgiving. In the spirit of the holiday season, we will encourage sharing of what we find, so that everyone can go home with something edible.

Basket o' Shrooms

What better way to impress your family than showing up to the Thanksgiving table with a basket of Chanterelles?

Please remember to bring your mushroom picking permits and trail parking permit, if you have one. Expect to carpool, and please be prepared to split the cost of gasoline with whomever drives (bring cash). We will be meeting at 10:00 am in Eugene, the precise location will be sent to those registered for the foray.

Participation in this foray is limited to CMS members, and registration will be limited to 15 people. Registration is now closed.

CMS Weekend Foray

Join the Cascade Mycological Society for an overnight foray at HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, Blue River, OR from Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9, 2014.

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The Andrews Forest is a place of inquiry. First established in 1948 as an US Forest Service Experimental Forest, the H.J. Andrews is a 16,000-acre ecological research site in Oregon’s beautiful western Cascades Mountains. The landscape is home to iconic Pacific Northwest old-growth forests of Cedar and Hemlock, and moss-draped ancient Douglas Firs; steep terrain; and fast, cold-running streams.

about_acm_060This two day adventure is a great way to learn about local fungi. We will go out for a short foray Friday afternoon (optional) and two forays on Saturday led by Cheshire Mayrsohn and Marcia Peeters. On Friday night, Skye Weintraub will present a talk titled “Poisonous or Edible, an Exploration of Look Alikes.” Saturday night, we will have a potluck and cook up some of our finds. We will also talk more about what we found. Cheshire Mayrsohn will lead a dye workshop Sunday morning using mushrooms we find during the week. Wool yarn samples to dye will be provided. If you want to dye silk scarves, they will be for sale at $5 each.

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Wherever The Mushrooms Are Foray to Collect for the Mushroom Show

Join Harriet Kelly for a mushroom collection foray as we gather as many different fungi as we can to display at the Mushroom Festival on Sunday.

Detailed meet up information and location details will be emailed to you upon receipt of your registration form. This foray is limited to the first 18 people to sign up.

Harriet Kelly

Harriet Kelly

Please Note: Forays are open to Cascade Mycological Society members only. Pleasebecome a member or renew your membership if it has lapsed before completing this form. Your support helps CMS continue to provide high-quality, guided forays into Oregon’s spectacular forests. If you are unsure if your CMS membership is current, please contact us at membership@cascademyco.org.

Wherever The Mushrooms Are Foray with Harriet Kelly: October 24, 2014

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Collecting for the mushroom show.

Please bring

  • your mushroom permit,
  • food and water for the day,
  • raingear,
  • warm clothing,
  • a basket or bag,
  • a whistle,
  • a 2 way radio and/or other safety products,
  • a knife, and
  • a mushroom brush or old toothbrush.
Help Text

By checking this form, I acknowledge that I understand the risks associated with participating in a mushroom foray, field trips, or other related CMS activities. These are the risks one assumes by being away from home and driving or riding in a car or other conveyance; risks associated with being in or moving about in fields and woods; risks of tripping, falling or injuring oneself; risks of wild animals and insects; risks of falling trees and other hazards known and unknown; risks in getting lost; risks that involve handling, identifying, picking, or eating mushrooms; risks of losing personal property by theft or misplacement; and all other risks expected and unexpected.

In joining Cascade Mycological Society (CMS), signing up for or attending forays and other CMS events, I agree to assume total responsibility for my own safety and well-being and that of any minor children or other dependents under my care, and for the protection of my and their personal property. I release the Cascade Mycological Society (CMS), its directors, officers, volunteers, contractors and all other persons assisting in the planning and presentation of, or participating in any CMS foray, field trip, event, or any related activities, from liability for any sickness, injury or loss, that I, or any minor child or dependent under my care may receive or suffer during any activity related to CMS or as a result of attending or participating.

I further promise not to file a lawsuit or make a claim against any of the persons listed above, even if they negligently cause me or anyone under my care injury or loss. I agree to hold Cascade Mycological Society (CMS), and those mentioned above, harmless from any liability it may cause as a result of any damage to any property or injury to any person I may cause. This release and promise is part of the consideration I give in order to participate in CMS activities. I understand it affects my legal rights. I intend this to apply to myself, my heirs, agents, assigns, representatives, and anyone else with a right to bring a claim on my behalf. This liability release and promise not to sue remains in effect until revoked in writing.