Category: Mushroom Hunting

Poisoning Alert

                                                                                                                             Oregon Poison Center   Fast Facts   1-800-222-1222   ALERT      –   AMANITA SMITHIANA MUSHROON POISONING We have had several cases of Amanita Smithiana that has caused acute renal failure in the last few weeks. This mushroom is often mistaken for the pine mushroom or matsutake mushroom, even...

Wild Mushroom Identification Class

We had a great turnout for last Friday’s “Introduction to Wild Mushroom Identification” Class at the Amazon Community Center. Thirty eight Eugenians who are not currently CMS members went home with a greater understanding of: the Biology and Life Cycle of Wild Mushrooms, their Nutritional Value, the Macro Characteristics...

Yachats Village Mushroom Fest

Friday, October 17 – Sunday, October 19 The Yachats Village Mushroom Fest is one of the best weekend long festivals in all of Oregon. This tiny coastal village nestled between lush temperate rainforest and the wild Pacific surf provides ideal habitat for mushrooms and mushroom lovers. Experts and enthusiasts from...

Mushroom Picking Permit Information

There are varying regulations regarding Mushroom picking in the State of Oregon. The majority of the requirements for various forest lands are presented below. Regulations do change, so you should always check with the applicable government agency or land owner before venturing into the forest to pick mushrooms. The...

The False “Beefsteak” Morel (Gyromitra esculenta)

Article by Bruce Pandoff Included here with permission by equip2endure.com It is mushroom season in many parts of the US and morels are some of the most prized popping up at this time. They are considered easy to identify but there are some potentially deadly lookalikes growing in the...