6:30 pm Mushroom Identification Session. If you’ve found mushrooms that are in good condition, wrap them in waxed paper, aluminum foil, or put them in a paper bag and bring them (with a spore print, if possible). Bring your field guide to reference the mushrooms that are on display.
7:15 pm OMS General Meeting. Society business.
7:30 pm Program. Dinner or Dump It? Skye Weintraub.
Can you tell the difference between two similar looking mushrooms? One is edible, or can be made edible, and the other one is poisonous, bitter, or has some property that usually makes it unfit for eating. Will you pick the correct mushroom for a delicious dinner, or will you dump it? Descriptions of both mushrooms will help you tell the difference. How can you prepare edible mushrooms? Recipes available at: http://www.wildmushroomspnw.com.
Skye Weintraub, ND, is a naturopathic physician in private practice since 1989 in Eugene, Oregon. She has been studying, photographing, and wild mushrooms since the early 1980’s. She is a past president of the Cascade Mycological Society where she served on their Board of Directors for many years. She specializes in allergies and digestive disorders, especially the overgrowth of bacteria and parasitic infections. Dr. Weintraub is the author of numerous health-related books including The Parasite Menace, Allergies and Holistic Healing, and ADD and Hyperactivity.