On Saturday November 17, Chris Melotti and Molly Widmer will be coleading a CMS foray. This foray will be heading to the Cascades, with the exact location to be determined. The emphasis of this trip will be on collecting edible species for Thanksgiving. In the spirit of the holiday season, we will encourage sharing of what we find, so that everyone can go home with something edible. What better way to impress your family than showing up to the Thanksgiving table with a basket of Chanterelles?
Please remember to bring your mushroom picking permits and trail parking permit, if you have one. Expect to carpool, and please be prepared to split the cost of gasoline with whomever drives (bring cash).
Participation in this foray is limited to CMS members, and registration will be limited to 24 people. Registration is required. To register, send an email with your name, phone number, and the names of members coming with you to email@example.com. We will respond and let you know that you are on the list, unless space runs out.
We will be meeting at 9:30 am in Eugene, the precise location will be sent to those registered for the foray.
Note : Foray registration is now closed
Ja Schindler : Fungi for the People
We are pleased to welcome Ja Schindler from Fungi for the People to our November general meeting. Fungi for the people is a Eugene-based organization dedicated to working with mushrooms in a sustainable fashion to heal the planet and it’s people.
Ja will be speaking about Mushroom Permaculture, MycoRemediation and Cultivated Medicine.
CMS general meetings are held the second Thursday of every month and are open to the public.
Time : 7 p.m.
Location : LCC Science Building #16, Room 115.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2012 Photo Contest. For all those who did not get the chance to see the framed prints at the Mushroom Festival, or who were having too much fun to notice them, we are proud to announce the three winning photos here. The winners are :
and Joaqin Sanchez Romero, who sent this photo of Oudemansiella mucida taken from beech forest in Sierra de Izarraitz, Spain
Don’t miss the 31st annual mushroom show at the Mount Pisgah Arboretum! This is the largest event of the year for CMS, and is always a special treat for everyone either seriously or casually interested in regional fungi. It is also an important fundraising event for the Mount Pisgah Arboretum.
Sunday Oct. 28th, 2012, 10 AM-5 PM.
Mushroom Exhibit, Live Music, Kid’s Activities, Great Food & Wine, Arts, Crafts, Books.
Please see mountpisgaharboretum.com for more information.
Cascade Mycological Society Presents
Wicked and Wonderful Amanitas of the West
Debbie is obsessed with mushrooms in general and Amanitas in particular, for close to 20 years. In 2006 she co-founded the Bay Area Mycological Society (BAMS), a science-centric mushroom club with her husband, David Rust. She has been instrumental in creating and managing the annual Pt. Reyes Nations Seashore Fungus Fairs, and has been a prominent contributor to the Pt. Reyes Mycoblitzes and the ongoing Yosemite Fungal Survey. Debbie has taught mushroom field classes for the California Academy of Sciences, the Audubon Society, Albany Adult School and Pt. Reyes Field Seminars, and has lectured about mushrooms to audiences around the country.
She has also written mushroom-flavored articles for “Bay Nature” magazine and is a contributing editor to “Fungi” magazine as well as “Mushroom, the Journal of Wild Mushrooming. In 2009, she published an extensive, illustrated article on the Amanitas of East Bay in the well-respected botanical journal, “The Manzanita.” She is a frequent mushroom spokesperson for radio and television and consulted on Bay area mushroom poisoning cases. Debbie loves making mycology accessible and fun for everyone and uses humor and great visuals to sweeten her science. CMS is proud to host Debbie Viess aka “AmanitaRita.” Don’t miss this event. Date: Friday, October 26th, 2012. Time: 7.00 P.M. Location: LCC Forum, Bldg. 17, Room 308, Cost: $5 suggested donation.
Cascade Mycological Society Presents
In Search of the Holey Veil
His mission is to find and photograph the world’s most beautiful mushrooms and to share with others the images that result from this global treasure hunt. Over the past 23 years Taylor has visited over 30 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Because of his passion for art and beauty, he has carved a niche in the field of mycology and is a fitting ambassador for mushrooms here and abroad. Attention mushroom lovers! You can spend an evening seeing and hearing about Taylor’s latest adventures. His program showcases his latest photos and video while in India, Nepal, Thailand, and China as he hunts for the uncommon, but very beautiful netted stinkhorn. Find out if he succeeds and enjoy his journey by bicycle, elephant, horse cart, even a Chinese two-wheel tractor, and lots of walking. Date: Monday, October 29th, 2012, Time: 7:00 P.M. Location: LCC Forum, Bldg. 17, Room 308, Cost: $5 suggested donation.
Coast Mushroom Foray with Steve Trudell
October 25-26th, Jessie M. Honeyman State Park
Join fellow mushroom enthusiasts for a mushroom hunt on Thursday; ID what was found; join in a pot-luck dinner; and stay over in one of Honeyman’s yurts on Thursday night; or arrive to join Steve just for the guided mushroom hunt on Friday. Steve Trudell, co-author of Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, is an affiliate professor in the College of Forest Resources and lecturer in the Biology Department at the University of Washington. He has been identifying and photographing mushrooms and studying their ecology for over 30 years. He writes for several mycological publications and frequently serves as foray mycologist or invited lecturer for mushroom and other nature groups.
Last year you may have attended Steve’s presentation at LCC. He also stayed for the entire weekend and helped to identify mushrooms for the mushroom festival. Because of him we were able to have several Cortinarius mushrooms photographed and identified that otherwise would have been left on the “what is this” table.
October is one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit the coast. Honeyman State Park is a great place to forage for mushrooms and many unusual and rare mushrooms have been found there. Last year someone found Hydnellum geogenium and brought it to the MPA mushroom festival. Steve was instrumental in getting this very rare find identified. We will try to locate it again this year; major points for this. Since the foray is only days before the mushroom festival at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum we will bring back as many specimens as possible to display there.
Yurts: Each yurt has a twin/full bunk bed and a futon couch/double bed. Three people will be assigned to one yurt. Unless you register 3 people that are staying together in one yurt, you will have to share a yurt with others. For more information about Jessie M. Honeyman State Part visit their website at www.oregonstateparks.org.
Mushroom Foray Registration
Important! Space is limited and available to CMS members only. There are only 15 spaces available for the yurts and 15 spaces available for those arriving only on Friday. Registration will close as soon as the Foray has reached maximum capacity. You must be registered to attend this event. There are no “drop ins” allowed since this is a fundraiser for CMS.
Cost: $65 for overnight, Thursday, Oct. 25th, in a Yurt at Honeyman State Park; $45 for the Friday, Oct. 26th, foray only. No dogs allowed. Please pay via Paypal and see below for additional information to send by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Refunds: If you cancel your registration before October 1 your refund is 75%. No refunds are available if you cancel your registration after October 10.
This event is sponsored by Cascade Mycological Society (CMS). Details of the foray will be emailed to registrants.
Once you have registered, please send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
How many in your party?__________ Male______ Female______
On Saturday, Oct 20., CMS will organize two separate forays to collect specimens for the Mt Pisgah Mushroom show.
To maximize our coverage, we will be splitting into two groups going to different places.
Foray 1) Up Hwy 126, led by Marcia Peeters. Mushroom permit needed. Approx. distance we may travel, 90 miles. Please bring your trail parking pass if you have one. We will have to pay parking. Limit 22.
Foray 2) Up Hwy 58, led by Cheshire Mayrsohn. Mushroom permit needed. Approx. distance we may travel, 90 miles. Please bring your trail parking pass if you have one. We will have to pay parking. Limit 22.
As is the case for all CMS forays, participation is limited to members only. Information on where to meet will be sent directly to those who have registered. Please indicate which one you prefer but if one fills up faster, you may be shifted to the other. Don’t worry both will be fun. If you have other people you wish to be on the same foray with please put their names in “others in your party” but each person still needs to register. On their own. To register, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information :
Name of each person coming :
Others in your party (optional) :
Please bring on the foray a signed liability waiver of each person, available here: Liability Waiver. In addition, please bring lunch, water, something to carry mushrooms in, and money for gas.
The World of Mushroomers and their Quirks and Talents!
Maggie Rogers will present various pictorial items about mushrooms including paintings, cartoons and pictures. She will also show us how to ID mushrooms the “good old way” with a view master projector that includes some Alexander Smith mushrooms reels.
Maggie is from Oregon Mycological Society (OMS) in Portland. Many of you may know Maggie since she has been part of the mushroom family for a long time. She has been involved with OMS for at least 20 years, the Key Counsel for more than 10 years, and the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) for more than 10 years. She has been a professional librarian and editor of Mushroom, the Journal of Wild Mushrooming. Just one of her many duties have been to provide instruction kits to school teachers that are used to teach children about mushrooms.
Maggie is basically the local mycobusybody. She promises not to use slides or PowerPoint making it a homebody sort of evening. Help us welcome Maggie Rogers to Eugene. Our general meetings are held the second Thursday of the month and are open to the public.
Time: 7 P.M.
Location: LCC Science Bldg #16, Room 115
This year, as part of the 31st Annual Mt. Pisgah Mushroom Festival, the Cascade Mycological Society will once again hold a mushroom photo contest. You are free to contribute photos related to mushrooms, mushroom culture and our fungal pals in general. The best three photographs will be displayed at the festival, and these three winners will receive a CMS T-shirt and framed picture of their entry.
To participate, send up to 3 digital photos to email@example.com.
Include your full name and mailing address, and please include additional details about the photo such as the location, time of year taken, etc. Send digital files (in separate emails if necessary) at full resolution so that the winning prints may be enlarged and look their best. Email size should be less than 10 MB.
Submissions must be received by October 20, 2012. No restrictions are placed on location of photos or residence of contest participants. Submissions from outside of Oregon or the United States are welcome.
Disclaimer : By sending CMS your pictures, you grant CMS a license to use your photo(s) for contest purposes, display at the festival, and at later dates in CMS communications and/or publicity.
Last years winners were :
Kevin Hups, who sent a picture of oyster mushrooms fruiting from a plywood deck in a shipping container that had been sealed up for a decade, in Colorado.
Rare Fungi in the Pacific Northwest
Molly Juillerat, District Botanist for the Middle Fork Ranger District (Willamette National Forest) will give a slideshow presentation that explains the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management Interagency program policies and management of rare fungi in the Pacific Northwest. She will focus on the species in the Willamette National Forest and the Eugene BLM lands. Molly will explain the data that is gathered, research that has come out of their efforts, and show us how we can help find and protect rare fungi in our area.
There will also be someone available to provide mushroom permits. If you are interested in getting your permit at the meeting be sure to bring identification.
Please join CMS in welcoming Moly Juillerat as our guest speaker for the first general meeting of the fall mushroom season. Our general meetings are the second Thursday of the month. Meet at 7 PM, Room 115, Science Building (Building 16) at Lane Community College in Eugene. The presentation is free and open to the public.
There will not be a general meeting/lecture this Thursday, June 14th, at our usual location at LCC. We will be having our annual election of the Board of Directors instead and a pizza dinner. This meeting is open only to members in good standing of CMS. If you wish to attend and did not receive an email to make a reservation, please contact Skye Weintraub at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.