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Yachats Village Mushroom Fest

Janet and Griffin

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

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Mushroom Picking Permit Information

collecting mushrooms

You should always check with all the federal agencies on whose lands you may pick before the beginning of each mushroom season to find out what the latest regulations are. The intent of these regulations is to ensure continued availability

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The False “Beefsteak” Morel (Gyromitra esculenta)

Beefsteak Morel, or Gyromitra esculenta

Article by Bruce Pandoff Included here with permission by equip2endure.com It is mushroom season in many parts of the US and morels are some of the most prized popping up at this time. They are considered easy to identify but there

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Radical Mycology

Peter McCoy is seeking contributions for a new book on the current state of the field of mycology. In short, the book will be a user friendly guide to the entire fungal kingdom, exploring its many ecological roles as well

Posted in Information, Research

Common Mushroom Checklist

This file contains a Common Mushroom Checklist for the Pacific Northwest area, composed of species commonly found and displayed at the Mount Pisgah Arboretum Annual Mushroom Show, during the 1983 – 2002 years.

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Ongoing CMS Student Scholarship/Grant

CMS has been proud to offer the Outstanding Research Project Scholarship since 2008. The scholarship is for college students (community college, undergraduate, or graduate) who are engaging in mycology research. The scholarship will be awarded for the research project that forward the

Posted in Grant Opportunities, Information, Research

Usual Foray Meeting Location

Our regular foray meeting place is the South Eugene High School located at 400 E. 19th Ave. You’ll find us in the parking lot on the east side of the school (Patterson and 19th). Depending on circumstances the group may

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Important guidlines to follow when collecting and eating wild mushrooms…

There are many species of delicious wild mushrooms which grow in our area, and learning to find and enjoy these gifts is satisfying on many levels. Caution should be exercised as there are many species that are not considered edible

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Forays — General Information

Liability Waiver Participants on all trips will be asked to sign a standard waiver form. To save time, you can download the waiver now (click here), print, sign, and bring it on the foray. You can also download a PDF

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Meeting Location/Directions

The most likely location for Cascade Mycological Society general meetings is Lane Community College: Building 16, Room 115. Directions: Northbound (from the south) on Interstate 5 Take exit 189, and at the stop sign, turn left and continue west to

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