2022 Fall OMS Events

Classes: On-line rather than in-person. Fall Show: Planning underway. Fall MycoCamp: Please wait until registration opens rather than contacting the coordinator in advance. We email members when the registration begins. Fall Field Trips: Planning underway. Mushroom field trips have not yet started. Please wait…

2022 OMS Scholarship Winner

OMS Scholarships – 10 years of supporting mycology students! It is my pleasure to announce our scholarship winner for 2022. Nathan Stewart is a PhD student at Portland State University studying in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Ballhorn. Nathan’s research is exploring the interactions…

Subscribe to the OMS Calendar

You can get automatic daily updates of the OMS Calendar, and notifications of OMS Calendar events, by Subscribing to it with Google Calendar or iCalendar. How to Subscribe Scroll to the bottom of the OMS Calendar, click Subscribe to Calendar, and pick either Google…

Focus on Forums

There are several forums set up to enable OMS members to engage with each other on topics of interest. Your participation is encouraged! Logged-in members can explore, participate in, and subscribe to the following topics: Cooking with Mushrooms Cultivation Dyeing with Mushrooms Identification Self-Led…

Wanted: Phaeolus schweinitzii

Phaeolus schweinitzii (Dyer’s polypore) is (as mentioned by our September speaker, Alissa Allen) often collected as a choice dye mushroom. It is also a tree pathogen, causing root rot and butt rot in conifers [1][2]. So if you are not collecting P. schweinitzii for…

Amanita muscaria poisoning report

A recent report in the Journal of Clinical Toxicology describes a case of severe Amanita muscaria (fly agaric) poisoning. The victim said that he consumed about 8 caps of Amanita muscaria. Friends later found him “covered in vomit, urine and feces”. They took him…

September Meeting

The speaker for OMS September monthly meeting will be Alissa Allen. Her presentation is Mycopigments: Exploring Mycology through Dye Experimentation. Get complete details on the Meeting Event Page, https://www.wildmushrooms.org/calendar/general-meeting-2021-09-13/. September 13, 2021, 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Pacific time), via the Oregon Mycological Society YouTube…

Introduction to Mushrooms, Class 1

Introduction to Mushrooms, Class 1, is now available on demand to OMS Members via the OMS Media Center. Introduction to Mushrooms is OMS’s Beginner Identification Course, created by OMS Education co-chairs Dick Bishop and Sallie Jones. The Course has three Classes. Dick Bishop has created audio-visual…

Can Golf Balls Grow On Trees?

Although they resemble golf balls, this is actually the mushroom Cyttaria darwinii (Darwin’s fungus). Cyttaria darwinii grows in the southern tip of South America. It was collected and described by Charles Darwin. It’s edible and can grow in large quantities, with dozens of mushrooms…

Pucciniales (Rust fungi)

Although Pucciniales (Rust fungi) are tiny — often appearing as just discolorations on leaves — they have some of the largest fungal genomes, with a complicated and fascinating life cycle, and are an important plant pathogen. To learn (a lot) more about them, try…

New OMS ID badges are here!

OMS Members can find ordering instructions here.