1st Central Oregon Mushroom Club Fungi Fest
Thanks to all of you who contributed mushrooms and time to make this Fungi Fest fun and festive! 120 people attended the event despite the snowy/rainy day and a drive to Sunriver. A big shout out to Sunriver Nature Center, especially Amanda Accamondo, for all the support throughout the planning and the event itself. What a terrific organization.
The mushroom season has been poor this fall and gatherers came from all over, even as far away as the coast, to make sure we had specimens. Most of the mushrooms (90%), however, came from within an hour and a bit of Bend. Another thank your to the Cascade Mycological Society for sharing their mushroom labels. This made naming specimens much easier, but still very challenging without a REAL mycologist on hand. Here are a few photos of our small, but lovely show.
More photos to come.