Sorry about the absence of web presence lately. These are confusing times and that includes how it is for me. Without the group to excite me, it is hard to be inspired to write to a silent space, not knowing if anyone ever sees this. Anyway, I am getting feedback that I need to post, so that is encouraging.
Our club has done 2 Zoom meetings, in both April and May. June 11, 7 PM will be our third. We will have time about a half hour at the beginning of the meeting for “mushroom show and tell” where we can share stories of our spring hunts, look at mushrooms currently fruiting in the woods, and hear tips about finding spring kings and/or morels this late in the season. June’s speaker, Mike McWilliams is a plant pathologist with the USFS working in Blue Mountains and forests of NE Oregon, analyzing diseases situation and offering advice to federal land managers .
The “Humongous Fungus,” is the largest documented organism on earth and it creates edible mushrooms! Mike McWilliams will share how this fungus was discovered and the current research taking place to deal with its parasitic nature. He will explain the various ecological functions that fungi provide and hopes to broaden your perceptions, allowing you to notice things about fungi you may never have seen. Please join us.
If you want to receive the Zoom link to the talk on Thursday, please email me and I can get it to you. I am not sure it will work directly from this webpage. Email email@example.com