Club News

February Zoom meeting attended by 28!

Our first meeting of 2021 was a chance to touch base with our members and meet some of the newbies.  We shared several mushroomy videos and shared club updates and the upcoming spring season.
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New resources for members

Club members now have 12 videos to watch! Click on the members video tab. 
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Chef Mazi's recipe

Chef Mazi who spoke online from Thailand for the Sunriver Nature Center's Fungi Fest, has provided some of his recipes for you to try.
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Oct 13 - 15, 2023 COMC Fall Campout

Save the Date! For COMC Members Only. Further details and registration will be available in early September. 
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COMC partners with Sunriver Nature Center for Fungi Fest

Enough specimens for our display brought new visitors to our booth
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FUNGI FEST OCTOBER 7

Join us at the Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory for our 7th annual Fungi Fest from 10-3 PM on Saturday, Oct. 7.  We will have a beautiful display of fresh local mushrooms, identified and labeled by a mycologist and COMC Board members.  So many activities to attend like cooking demonstrations, presenters who will speak on their special knowledge of fungi, short mushroom walk-and-talks in the garden, many many vendors, a couple of food carts, and more. For more information, you [...]
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Myco-remediation speaker June 15

Howard Sprouse will present his work with fungi in detoxifying soils and other environmental hazards.
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Oregon Psilocybin Society seeks to legalize mushrooms for therapy

 Ballot measure 109 is on the ballot for this November. If the petition passes, it will create access to psilocybin services throughout Oregon and lower the penalties for possession of psilocybin to a violation.
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September Meeting with Beth Johnson attended by 30+ on Zoom

Beth Johnson, botanist on the Deschutes National Forest in the Sisters Ranger District, shared her experience with a handful of rare and sensitive fungi species in our forests. Her work involves monitoring and surveying areas for those identified fungi that may need protection. She provided identification tips and ways for members of the Central Oregon Mushroom Club to get involved—including looking for these rare species while out foraging, including revisiting and monitoring known sites to [...]
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June 11, 7 PM Mushroom club meeting on Zoom!

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.
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