Category Archives: Forays

CMS Weekend Foray in Bend: June 6-7

Morchella ElataJoin the Cascade Mycological Society for a weekend morel and spring bolete foray in Bend on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7. You will need a current mushroom picking permit for personal use. They are free from the forest service.

We’ve reserved a block of rooms at Cultus Lake Resort which features 23 rustic cabins, on or near the lake. For reservations, call the lodge at 541-408-1560 or email them at reservations@cultuslakeresort.com. They are closed for the season so please allow a week or so for your confirmation. Another recommended overnight location is nearby Cultus Lake Campground. 55 non-reservable tent camping sites are available.

Cultus Lake

We will be departing for the foray from  Cultus Lake Resort. You will receive detailed meetup information from the Foray Host after completing your registration. This foray is capped at 20 people per day. Registration closes on Friday, May 29.

This foray is currently full. Contact us to be added to the wait list.

Valentine’s Day Foray

Join Cheshire Mayrsohn for a mushroom collection foray at a relatively low elevation in the Cascade foothills, within 45 miles of Eugene. We will meet at 10 a.m. and plan to be back by mid-afternoon.

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We’re hoping for hedgehogs, winter chanterelles and black trumpets, and good weather. Terrain will be moderate, no steep climbs required to get to mushrooms but the trail is narrow in spots. Projected range is under 2 miles. Mushroom permits required. The permit you got last fall is now expired. Please get your 2015 mushroom permit from the Forest Service at 3106 Pierce Parkway in Springfield 8-4:30 Monday thru Friday or any other Forest Service office.

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. Members only, no guests, no dogs.

Full.

No more registrations will be accepted at this time. You may sign up to wait list by sending a message to membership@cascademyco.org and we will notify you of any open spaces.

Foray Coordinator Wanted

collecting mushroomsThe Cascade Mycological Society is seeking a Foray Coordinator for the 2015 mushroom season.

The Foray Coordinator is the person who coordinates the details for each CMS foray including selecting the date/time/location, recruiting co-leaders, handing foray registrations, and conducting follow up.

Selects Location, Date and Time for the Foray

Together with the CMS Board and/or experienced CMS members, the Foray Coordinator selects a fruitful location and date/time for mushroom education and collection and arranges all necessary access permission to public or private lands in advance of the trip.

Because of the changing Oregon weather, it is may be best to schedule the date/time and meeting location and then select the location of the actual foray a day before the meeting to ensure the best spot. If possible, s/he plans alternate sites in case weather conditions (snow, freezing temperatures, drought, etc.) make the planned trip unsafe or unproductive for mushrooming.

hikerRecruits Co-Leader(s)

Depending on the nature of the foray, the Foray Coordinator recruits leaders to assist at the foray. It is recommended to have one leader for each 15 participants. In the case of a culinary foray, a helper is may also needed to assist the camp stove cook.

Handling Foray Registrations

The Foray Coordinator works with the webmaster to have online registration forms made available for every foray and is the primary contact for all foray registrants, answering questions and sending out reminders.

Follow Up

The Foray Coordinator solicits feedback from participants after the foray and collects pictures for our photo album.

Apply

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.

Cascades Foray to Collect for the Mushroom Festival: Saturday, October 18, 2014

The foray host will contact you with detailed meet up information and location details. Please bring a lunch, water, rain-gear, and a National Forest Parking pass or money for parking. Mushroom permits are required for this foray. Visit our Forays page for more on what to expect.

Please Note: Forays are open to Cascade Mycological Society members only. Please become 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.

Joseph with a Porcini mushroom, Glen with a Cauliflower mushroom

Cascades Foray: October 18, 2014

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MUSHROOM PERMIT NEEDED. 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.

Yachats Village Mushroom Fest

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 mushrooms and mushroom lovers. Experts and enthusiasts from all around the state meet to have a great time and deepen their understanding of mushrooms, the role of fungi in forest ecology, how to grow culinary mushrooms, and how to use mushrooms in the culinary and textile arts.

All Weekend Long

Fungi Exhibits

Jessie Uehling, 2010 Scholarship Recipient

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

New Location: Yachats Lions Hall, W 4th St. and Pontiac (behind Yachats Commons on 4th St.) [#19].

Free Admission

10060778915_a9acf4152c_kNative Forest Fungi Displays and Educational Exhibits Provided and staffed by the Lincoln County Mycological Society, Cascade Mycological Society, and North American Truffling Society. Displays and exhibits will include fresh examples of both edible and toxic wild mushrooms, posters, books and other materials presenting current research on the ecology of wild mushrooms, and an opportunity to ask questions and chat about fungi with people who know and love them!

Guided Mushroom Walks

Guided Walks Schedule

  • Saturday: Walks are scheduled every half hour from 10:00 am to 3 pm.
  • Sunday: Walks are scheduled every half hour from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Chris Leading Mushroom Walk

Register Online

19 guided mushroom walks of various levels (A-D) are offered on easy trails in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. Maximum of 12 people on each walk. All walks are free, but pre-registration is required. Select a walk # from the walks schedule above and register online (Brown Paper Tickets). Maximum Read more »