Category Archives: Forays

CMS Weekend Morel Foray

Morchella ElataJoin the Cascade Mycological Society for a weekend morel 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; a store where you can purchase anything from ice to cold beverages to fishing tackle; a country restaurant where you can dine on home cooked meals; a beautiful outdoor deck overlooking the lake; and a marina where you can moor your boat or rent various water crafts for exploring the lake.

Cultus 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. More details about the foray times and locations will be shared with CMS members by email as the date gets closer.

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.

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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.

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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.