A little of this and a little of that
Cascade Mycological Society
by CMS Webteam
1w ago
I know it’s been a tough fall for those like us who love the thrill of wild mushroom hunting. I felt like Mother Nature crapped on us this year, if I can be so bold as to state it that way. Actually, I’m hoping such a brash statement might scale up all my future article ratings from a G to a riskier PG-13, which I’ve heard can increase readership. Who knows, later articles may include such borderline dicey phrases like “darn it all”, or “what the H***”.  For our younger more impressionable readers H*** is actually a reference to the word Heck, just in case you were wondering. There is a ..read more
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CMS Meeting – January 18, 2023
Cascade Mycological Society
by CMS Webteam
2w ago
When: Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 7:00 pm Live Stream: CMS YouTube Channel (open and click to set a reminder) This event is free and open to the public.  Please join us for the January meeting of the Cascade Mycological Society. Buck McAdoo will be joining us virtually from Bellingham, Washington. He will be speaking about the recently released 3rd edition of his book, Profiles of Northwest Fungi which presents a composite of mushrooms previously described by Buck in ‘Mushrooms of the Month’ articles in “Mushrumors”, the newsletter of the Northwes ..read more
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West Coast Rare Fungi
Cascade Mycological Society
by CMS Webteam
1M ago
Join fellow citizen scientists to find and document a target list of rare, under-documented or potentially threatened fungi. Scientists and conservationists need more data on these fungi in order to better understand and protect them. Your high quality observations can make a difference. The West Coast Challenge Regions Which mushrooms are rare? The Fungal Diversity Survey (FUNDIS) began the West Coast Rare Fungi Challenge in October 2020 with 10 species. The list was expanded to 20 species in 2022. Below is a graphic of the full list of 20. You will find a full size PDF file of the poster b ..read more
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CMS Meeting – December 21, 2022
Cascade Mycological Society
by Sandra Patton
2M ago
When: Wednesday, Dec 21, 2022, at 7:00 pm Location: CMS YouTube Channel (open and click to set a reminder) Please join us for the December meeting of the Cascade Mycological Society. Dr. Peter Kennedy will be joining us virtually from snowy Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since it is winter and close to Christmas, we decided a virtual meeting for everyone is appropriate. So, pour a mug of your favorite warm beverage, get comfy, and be prepared to expand your knowledge of fungi. Dead fungal cells, commonly referred to as necromass, are increasingly recognized as an important source of both pe ..read more
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Agaricus campestris, the Meadow Mushroom
Cascade Mycological Society
by Sandra Patton
2M ago
I was listing to NPR the other day while they were interviewing a rap singer who talked about some of the different categories of rap but never mentioned mushroom rap. Really?, with so many mushroom species one might think there would be a nearly endless source of mushroom material available to rap about. So, having realized this unfortunate oversight, I decided to break the ice with what might be the first mushroom rap. Rappin’ About Mushrooms I’m lookin’ out my window but I don’t see rain, Mushrooms aren’t poppin’ and I feel their pain, I’m thinkin’ Mother Nature might have gone insane, Hun ..read more
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2022 Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival
Cascade Mycological Society
by Sandra Patton
2M ago
Except for the absence of rain in September and most of October, we were almost back to our normal Mushroom Festival.  Partnering with the Arboretum and Lane Community College to put on the annual Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival each year is always a privilege and a highlight of the year for CMS members. In addition to being the largest educational event of the year for CMS; it is also the largest fund raising event of the year for both the Arboretum and CMS. CMS had record sales at our sales booth of over $5000; we sold out of many items. A great big thank you to all of ..read more
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Tacos, Toad Lilly, and Mushrooms
Cascade Mycological Society
by Sandra Patton
2M ago
The title of this article might seem somewhat confusing as some readers try to figure out which mushroom is symbiotic with a taco. Certainly most flowering plants have fungal partners, but tacos? Well there is a fungal relationship here but more of a culinary one. Last month as I was experimenting with creating my spicy lobster chips I couldn’t help but think about tacos. Truthfully, I often think about tacos as they are such a feel-good food. However, being vegetarian we use nonmeat substitutes and beans just don’t get the job done. This being the onset of mushroom season it only made s ..read more
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CMS Meeting – Nov 16, 2022
Cascade Mycological Society
by Sandra Patton
3M ago
When: Wednesday, Oct 19, 2022, at 7:00 pm In Person: Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard St, Eugene, Oregon 97405 Location of Speaker: In person at Amazon Live Stream: CMS YouTube Channel (open and click to set a reminder) 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. Mucoromycota fungi, including both human fungal pathogens and environmental isolates, have ancient and intimate associations with bacterial endosymbionts ..read more
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Tacos, Toad Lilly, and Mushrooms
Cascade Mycological Society
by Sandra Patton
3M ago
The title of this article might seem somewhat confusing as some readers try to figure out which mushroom is symbiotic with a taco. Certainly most flowering plants have fungal partners, but tacos? Well there is a fungal relationship here but more of a culinary one. Last month as I was experimenting with creating my spicy lobster chips I couldn’t help but think about tacos. Truthfully, I often think about tacos as they are such a feel-good food. However, being vegetarian we use nonmeat substitutes and beans just don’t get the job done. This being the onset of mushroom season it only made s ..read more
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Mountain Rose Sunday Series – Mushroom Dye Talk and Demo
Cascade Mycological Society
by Sandra Patton
3M ago
When: Sunday, December 11, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Where: Mountain Rose Herbs Annex, next to the Mountain Rose Herbs Mercantile Who: This event is open to the public, class limit of 24 people Cost: Free Come explore mushroom dyes with mycologist and dyer Cheshire Mayrsohn. After a talk about which wild mushrooms make color and what color they make; Cheshire will demonstrate the dye process. Everyone can take home a few yarn dye samples and new found knowledge of how to get started at home. There will also be a display of a few of Cheshire’s creations that she has d ..read more
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