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Members Only Foray to Collect for the Mushroom Display: Friday, October 23

We will have 3 members only forays to collect for the show; Saturday, October 17; Sunday, October 18 and Friday, October 23. Friday, October 23 Leader Harriet Kelly We will go to the Coast Range, maybe all the way to

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Members Only Foray to Collect for the Mushroom Display: Sunday, October 18

We will have 3 members only forays to collect for the show; Saturday, October 17; Sunday, October 18 and Friday, October 23. Sunday, October 18 Leader Marcia Peeters We will go to the Cascades. Maximum driving distance 150 miles roundtrip.

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Members Only Foray to Collect for the Mushroom Display: Saturday, October 17

We will have 3 members only forays to collect for the show; Saturday, October 17; Sunday, October 18 and Friday, October 23. Saturday, October 17 Leader Cheshire Mayrsohn We will go to the Cascades. Maximum driving distance 150 miles round

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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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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

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CMS Weekend Foray in Bend: June 6-7

Morchella Elata

Join 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

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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. We’re hoping for hedgehogs, winter chanterelles and

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Foray Coordinator Wanted

collecting mushrooms

The 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

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Photos from the Winter Fungal Foray & Feast

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Winter Fungal Foray & Feast


Come 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

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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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