CMS Meeting Wed, October 28: Colombia’s Mushroom Magic with Daniel Winkler

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Join us for the presentation “Colombia’s Mushroom Magic” about one of the world’s most biodiverse country per square kilometer. Our first destination will be an eco-lodge built into a cliff of Río Claro Valley with its gorgeous karst landscape and lush rain forests. In Mariquita’s ancient forest reserve a horde of “Zombie ants” awaits. We will visit the exuberant Andean oak (Quercus humboldtii) cloud forests around Chicaque, which are blessed with Chanterelles, Indigo milkcaps, Boletes and other mushrooms familiar to Northern Hemisphere mushroom lovers, in addition to exotic tropical fungi. Mushrooming doesn’t get any better than this!

Meet on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm in the Main Hall at the Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard St. There will be a mushroom show and tell identification session prior to the speaker. Bring what’s in your basket, edible or not, and learn from the experienced members of our community. The talk is free and open to the public.
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Yachats Village Mushroom Fest: October 16-18, 2015

16th Annual Yachats Mushroom Fest

Yachats is a small coastal village that highlights good regional food, local arts & crafts, and is surrounded by lush temperate rainforest that provides (and depends upon) an astonishing array of fungi and mushrooms.

This annual festival features wild forest mushroom cuisine presented by talented local chefs, culinary markets, wine and beer tastings, arts & crafts, live music and other entertainment.

In addition, you’re guaranteed a FUN time while learning all about mushrooms, the role of fungi in forest ecology, how to grow your own culinary mushrooms, and how to create delicious mushroom dishes. A world class team of fungi scholars (many of them CMS members) and educators join this festival annually to provide informative mushroom talks, guided walks, workshops and wild mushrooms displays. Read more ›

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Cascade Mycological Society T-Shirts Pre-Order Special

By popular demand, we are reprinting the Boletus edulis design on the t-shirts for the 2015 mushroom season. Also available this year are hoodies, long sleeve shirts, youth sizes, and aprons.

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Cascade Mycological Society Presents “The Creeping Garden” on Thursday, October 22

Special Limited Engagement – One Night Only – Thursday, October 22 at 9:15 pm

Directed by Jasper Sharp, Tim Grabham
Documentary – 2015 – USA – 81 Minutes – Unrated
Tickets: $8 Advance/$10 Door

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Bijou Art Cinemas
492 East 13th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401  541-686-2458

Kick off the start of our Mushroom Adventure Weekend with this award-winning feature.

The Creeping Garden is a feature-length creative documentary exploring the work of fringe scientists, mycologists and artists, and their relationship with the extraordinary plasmodial slime mould. Read more ›

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CMS Meeting Wednesday, September 23: Introduction to Wild Mushroom Foraging

Ron PattonOur first meeting of the 2015-2016 mushroom season begins with a talk on 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.

Ron Patton will be giving the presentation.  He and his wife Sandy took up mushroom hunting with CMS shortly after retiring to Oregon in 2007.  Ron is pictured here on his first mushroom hunt in 2008.

Meet at 7:00 pm in the Main Hall at the Amazon Community Center at 2700 Hilyard St. There will be a mushroom show and tell identification session prior to the speaker. Bring what’s in your basket, edible or not, and learn from the experienced members of our community.

The talk is free and open to the public.

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Eugenia Bone: Keynote Mushroom Festival Speaker

The Cascade Mycological Society is proud to present Eugenia Bone as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Mushroom Adventure Weekend.


Featured Presentation

How do mushroom enthusiasts vacation? Amateur mycologists hit public forays and festivals all over the country and throughout the year, congregating for hunting, socializing, and learning. Read more ›

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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 take place on the 4th Wednesday of each month (September through May) at the Amazon Community Recreation Center at 2700 Hilyard St. from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Free and open to the public, they will include an identification session, a featured presentation, and seasonal mushroom tastings. Our first meeting of the season is Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fall Classes
Our fall classes include Intro To Wild Mushroom Foraging on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10 and a Family Mushroom Foray on Saturday, November 7. These courses are open to both members and non-members. Pre-registration is required. Read more…

Member Forays
We are working on the dates for our fall member foray schedule.The purpose of a foray can be to hunt for edibles, collect for scientific study, or look at the beauty and diversity of mushrooms. Forays can last from an hour or two, to a multi-day overnight trip. Sometimes a leader brings a camp stove and ingredients to sample the harvest on site. If you are interested in leading or co-leading a foray this fall, please contact us to set a date. We can pair you with an experienced member of our club and teach you the ropes.

Fall Mushroom Festival
The Mt. Pisgah Mushroom Show and Fall Festival takes place this year on Sunday, October 25. Thanks to a Tourism Special Project Grant, we are expanding the festival to include a weekend of wild mushroom forays, cultivation workshops from Fungi for the People, mushroom tastings at local restaurants, a presentation by Food Writer and Mycophile Eugenia Bone, cooking demonstrations, a screening of the award winning slime mold documentary “The Creeping Garden” at the Bijou, and more!

Contact us to let us know how you want to volunteer and click here to view our tentative schedule of events…

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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 would seem the morel season has passed in the Cultus Lake area.

Lots of fun and delicious meals were enjoyed back at the cabins. We look forward to doing it all over again next year!

View from Cultus Lake


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Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods from dirt to plate

In Albany, Oregon this weekend at the Mother Earth News Fair, be sure to check out “Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods from dirt to plate” with John Kallas – Wild Food Adventures.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS Stage | Saturday, 5:30-7:00 PM
In this beautiful, educational and fun slide presentation, John Kallas shows how to identify, harvest and prepare nutritious, delicious and abundant wild plants found within walking distance of your kitchen. He also shows you features that make for effective learning in any wild food book. This presentation is a sampling from Kallas’ book, Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt to Plate. (A question-and-answer period and book signing follows.) Kallas makes wild foods understandable and usable by the general public, including gardeners, chefs, dieters, home cooks and nutrition-minded consumers. He makes it fun and easy to learn about foods you may have passed by all your life, and he shares the knowledge and confidence to finally begin eating and enjoying them. The plants covered are easy to identify and abundantly found throughout North America, Europe and the Mediterranean. These healthy wild foods are the core of the true Mediterranean diet. Find out how easy it is to incorporate these foods into everyday modern life, whether you’re a novice or an advanced forager.

Speaker Bio
John Kallas is one of the foremost authorities on edible wild plants of North America. He is the author of one of the top-selling wild food books of all time, Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt to Plate, an easy-to-use, color photograph-packed manual showcasing foods that anyone can find within walking distance of their kitchens. Kallas is a trained botanist, nature photographer, writer, researcher, teacher and speaker. Over the years he’s written articles for magazines ranging from Fine Cooking to Primitive Technology. He runs the Wild Food Adventures Outdoor School based in Oregon. For more information visit

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Danny Newman, independent neo-tropical mycologist and photographer

Danny Newman, a visiting mycologist from California will be giving a special presentation to CMS on Wednesday May 27th.

DannyVestDanny Newman is an independent neo-tropical mycologist and photographer interested in cataloging biodiversity, and the systematics of entomopathogenic fungi. He’s the librarian for the Mycological Society of San Francisco, the founder of the Sociedad Micológica de Bolivia, and is a parataxonomist with Dr. Dennis Desjardin’s lab and the Harry D. Thiers Herbarium at San Francisco State University.

The presentation takes place on Wednesday May 27th, 7 pm LCC Science Bldg. rm 115.

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