Recap of the Mushroom Club Potluck/meeting!

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Frank and Rebecca’s Hunter Grace          

May 2, 2010m  Mushroom Potluck/meeting

About 28 folks showed up at Dave and Lynette’s house on Sunday afternoon, May 2 , with great appetizers and tasty wines.  Doug B. brought a dish containing Hericium from last fall.  Yum!  Several versions of tyropitas stuffed with mushrooms added to the fungal fair.  Several folks had morel stories to share from their excursions this last week. Diane O. brought in a small bag to show off the handful of morels she found near Wizard Falls on Sat.  Dave M. and friends talked about the pint or two they found mid-week along the Metolius river and showed photos to prove it.  Lots of looking for little return, they say. 

 We have someone in Central Oregon who knows how to cultivate fungi! Garret T. brought pictures of his cultivated mushroom bounty. Check out these lovely pink and blue oyster mushrooms! He has agreed to set up a class on cultivation and help us get started in the next 2 months.  Thanks Garret!

Diane B.  offered to have the next meeting at her house in June.  Meanwhile, Hans B. will be taking over the data entry part of our mushroom group, now that the email list is getting so long. He is tabulating the survey results, too. If you would like to take the interest survey and have some say in what happens to our club, please contact Linda, linronad@bendbroadband.com.

We still don’t have an official name. Many are leaning towards Central Oregon Mushroom Club (COMC), which is close to “comic” and that is appropriate considering the members we have! Also mentioned: Central Oregon Mushroom Enthusiasts (COME), but COMA seemed to be out of favor.  Until there is an official vote, we’ll just go with COMC, for fun.

Getting together to hunt on a foray has been left to the individual to contact those on the membership list.  The meetings are opportunities to get to know others with whom you could hunt.  If you are going out to hunt and want company, you can post here and leave an email for contact.  To get onto our membership list that includes your days of availability, contact Linda at the email listed above.   Good luck out there!

Frank and Rebecca G. went hunting morels instead of potlucking, but were lucky enough to find a meal’s worth to accompany the asparagus and pasta and sent the sweet photo of Hunter Grace! Frank said that they found all of their morels around 3100 feet and nothing above that. 

Keep checking this website and please post what you find and the approximate elevation.  It keeps us all inspired.

Categories: NEWS ALERTS!!!!

Morels are up!

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Thanks to Jim B. !

Thank you, Jim B. for the photo and the great news that morels have been found in Central Oregon.  I received this information on April 23, but have been out of town, so here is the latest breaking news from Jim:

I found these morels this afternoon on the road to Wizard Falls near the controlled burn from 2 years ago.  All of these were in one area and I did not find any more, must have been my lucky day.  They wanted me to find them.

Hope you get a  chance to get out and hunt!  Bragging rights given to those who post here!

From Dave M. on April 28:

Yesterday, three of us went to the Metolius.  We searched from about 2800 ft to 3700 ft.  The very few we found low were old.  Of the total take of about a pint, the vast majority was found at 3600 ft.  That was way higher than I anticipated.  (Proof of my limited harvest can be seen on Sunday.)  I did not think that the Camp Sherman Store would be selling them yet so I had to settle for just a few.