CMS Meeting – Nov 2023

  • When: Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 7:00 pm
  • Where: In person speaker at the Amazon Community Center.
  • Also live stream: CMS YouTube Channel (open and click to set a reminder)

Mushrooms grow in abundance in the Pacific Northwest nearly year around. Some are poisonous, many of no culinary value and a select group are some of the best food to enjoy. Daniel Winkler will present  a few of the 100 edible mushrooms that are presented in his new book. Daniel will help you get to know, identify and find many great edible mushrooms while steering you clear of dangerous look-a-likes. You’ll be advised how to properly collect, carefully transport, safely prepare and reliably store your mushrooms. Key in finding prime mushrooms is getting to know their preferred habitat and their seasonality. Daniel will share lots of new insights from his new book “Fruits of the Forest – A Field Guide to Pacific Northwest Edible Mushrooms”. In addition, Daniel is mixing in some fungal fun & facts from his ethno-mycological research and Mushroaming adventure travels.

Important Info

Daniel will have both his book and his 2024 mushroom calendar for sale. He will accept cash or credit cards. And, will be happy to autograph. You can view and purchase all of Daniel’s offerings, or perhaps schedule a mushroom adventure at his website

About Daniel Winkler

Daniel grew up collecting and eating wild mushrooms in the Alps and shares his enthusiasm as a mushroom educator, photographer and guide. He joined the Puget Sound Mycological Society in 1996, served on the board and as vice president for many years and was so inspired by fungi it drove him to his career path. Daniel recently published “Fruits of the Forest – Field Guide to Pacific Northwest Edible Mushrooms” a product of a life time of mushroom hunting, the last twenty-five in the PNW.  Previously he published a series of fold-out field guides: Edible Mushrooms of the PNW, Edibles of California (both Harbour Publishing), Amazon Mushrooms, and Medicinal Mushrooms of North America, as well as MycoCards “Boletes of Western North America”. As an ecologist and geographer Daniel focused on High Asia towards researching Tibet’s fungal economy. His ethno-mycological Cordyceps research has been featured in National Geographic, New York Times, The Economist, NPR, BBC World Service etc. In the last decade Daniel started exploring neotropical fungi. With his travel agency MushRoaming Daniel is organizing mushroom focused eco-adventures since 2007, current destinations are Bhutan and Colombia

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