September Meeting for COMC on Weds. Sept 13.
Our next mushroom club meeting will be Weds., Sept. 13 from 6-8 PM at the Environmental Center in Bend. This month’s presenter is Rachel Zoller, speaking on Mushroom Foraging – what to do and what not to do when hunting for mushrooms. She will talk about basic id. practices and share her struggles as she searched for answers to identify these puzzling fungi. She has many tips to make this process easier and will soon finish her book for beginners to be published by Roost Books. Rachel is an active member of Portland’s Oregon Mycological Society and leads lectures and mushroom field trips throughout the PNW. Her workshops often sell out and her popular blogsite is full of videos, photos and info from her mushroom adventures. http://www.yellowelanor.com/
Please join us! If you are lucky enough to find mushrooms, bring them for all of us to see! The first half hour will be social/mushroom identification time.
Save the date!! In October, our club is hosting the first mushroom show in Central Oregon in collaboration with Sunriver Nature Center. The dates are Oct. 20-21. If you can help with this exciting event, please let me know. We will need mushroom gathers and helpers during and after the show.
Meanwhile, do your best rain dance (without the thunder part!)