CMS Meeting – Jan 16, 2019

 

 

 

 

  • When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Where: Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard St, Eugene, Oregon 97405

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

Alan Rockefeller who has over 8500 observations on the Mushroom observer and is one of three mycologists credited with naming and describing a new mushroom species, Psilocybe allenii, will speak to the Cascade Mycological Society about the identification of psilocybin mushrooms.  The talk will include a comprehensive overview of all North American species, focusing on the species which occur in the Eugene area. Recent insights gained from the sequencing of many North American collections will be discussed. The audience will learn important characteristics for accurate identification and how to spot poisonous lookalikes.

About the Speaker: Alan Rockefeller is a mycologist living in Oakland. He spends half the year hunting mushrooms in Mexico, where he documents a wide variety of fungal species. His experience in the field focuses on mushroom identification, DNA analysis, microscopy, and photography. In the lab Alan sequences the DNA of mushrooms from all over the world, gaining new insights into existing species, discovering new ones, and eliminating duplicates in the taxonomic record.