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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 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

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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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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:
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
Yachats Village Mushroom Fest (OR)
When:October 18, 2015
Location: Yachats, OR, USA
Description: Experience delectable wild forest mushroom cuisine, culinary markets, cooking demonstrations, wine and beer tasting, and live music. In addition, you're guaranteed a FUN time learning all about mushrooms, the role of fungi in forest ecology, how to grow your own culinary mushrooms, and much more. We are honored to have a phenomenal team of educators join this festival annually to give talks, lead mushroom walks, and provide exhibits and workshops. Stay posted for the 2015 schedule.


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