General Meeting — Thursday December 8th, 2011

The Cascade Mycological Society presents Daniel Winkler. He will be discussing his new book ‘A Field Guide to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest’.  December 8th, 2011.  Meet at  7:00 pm, room 115, Science Building (Building 16) at Lane Community College in Eugene. The talk is free and open to the public.

Speaker Background: Daniel grew up in Munich, Bavaria, and started hunting Steinpilz (Boletus edulis) with his family at age 3. Finding mushrooms was just as exciting as finding Easter eggs, an excitement that is still to be had each time hunting for mushrooms. Later Daniel studied geography, ecology and botany in order to work on environmental issues in the Himalayas and Tibet, where he has been researching and consulting for twenty years.

In 1996, Daniel moved to Seattle and joined the Puget Sound Mycological Society. Being part of PSMS enticed him to take his life-long love for mushrooms to a whole new level. Daniel trained to become an expert mushroom identifier for the club and teaches classes.

Daniel has collected edible mushrooms on three continents and is an organizer of mushroom tours []. He keeps venturing out into new and old habitats and cultures to feed his curiosity and his family, along the way capturing images and gathering stories to share in his writings and presentations.