Mushrooms of Mary’s Peak: Wednesday, November 2

Mushrooms of Marys Peak and Vicinity

Mushrooms of Marys Peak and Vicinity Pocket Guide ($15)

Presented by the Cascade Mycological Society

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard St, Eugene, Oregon 97405

The wild mushroom business is one of the fastest-growing produce industries in Oregon, with an annual export that exceeds $6 million. Plus, there are thousands of amateur mycophiles foraging in Oregon. So, you would think there would be a book specific to Oregon Mushrooms. Well there is not … until now! Steve Carpenter has written a book titled “Mushrooms of Marys Peak and Vicinity”. You will not find his book on Amazon, but you will find it for sale at our meeting ($15). Plus, you will get to see some of its content from the author in presentation form.

The talk is free and open to the public. There will be a mushroom identification session prior to the speaker. Bring what’s in your basket, edible or not, and learn from the experienced members of our community.

Steve Carpenter, Author

Steve Carpenter, Author

About the Speaker: Steve Carpenter has been collecting and consuming mushrooms since 1956 and is President Emeritus of Pacific Analytical Laboratory in Corvallis and Abbey Lane Laboratory in Philomath. He graduated from OSU with a BS in Botany, Cornell with an MS in Mycology, and later was a Fellow at the New York Botanical Garden, where he received his Ph.D. from CUNY. Steve was a member of numerous mycology expeditions to the Andean chain in South America while at NYBG. He was a Research Associate in mycology at the LA Museum of Natural History in the 1980’s and an NSF Principal Investigator at OSU until 1988. He researched microbial recovery at the Mt. St. Helens devastation zone, microbial interactions in old growth forest ecosystems and characterization of fungi that kill amphibians in North America.

If you are interested in purchasing the book “Mushrooms of Mary’s Peak and Vicinity”, contact Steve at


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