1st Central Oregon Mushroom Club Fungi Fest

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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.

Plenty of woody polypores and other interesting non-gilled mushrooms

Plenty of woody polypores and other interesting non-gilled mushrooms

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Touch Here Table

Touch Here Table

Setup crew on a snowy morning

Setup crew on a snowy morning

Chip sold all the oyster mushrooms he brought. Lovely pinks!

Chip sold all the oyster mushrooms he brought. Lovely pinks!

Intensely creative Susanne found a way to show how morels fruit in a burn by rehydrating last spring's flush and mounting them in a burn habitat. Genius!

Intensely creative Susanne found a way to show how morels fruit in a burn by rehydrating last spring’s flush and mounting them in a burn habitat. Genius!

Not all specimens got identified, but common genus types were represented.

Not all specimens got identified, but common genus types were represented.

With only two large tables, we were able to get most of the mushrooms displayed.

With only two large tables, we were able to get most of the mushrooms displayed.

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