By request of the speaker, this meeting is limited to OMS members only. We will email members instructions on how to join the meeting.
7:15 pm OMS Society Business: Announcements and Introductions.
7:30 pm Presentation: Best of Mushroaming. This presentation features stunning mushroom images and stories from over ten years of “Mushroaming”, a term Daniel Winkler coined for his mushroom themed eco-adventures exploring the funga of exotic destinations. When traveling in rugged High Asia, his native Alps, tropical South America, as well as wild North America, Daniel is on the hunt for gorgeous choice edibles, potent medicinals, and all kinds of bizarre and colorful fungi from the most minute to massive fruitings. His favorite haunts are rain forests, be it tropical or temperate as well as mountain environments ripe with porcini, chanterelles etc.. His favorite fungi (besides all these tasty edibles) are strange Cordyceps, which triggered Daniel’s curiosity in medicinal mushrooms 20 years ago in Tibet.
Presenter: Daniel Winkler. Daniel is the author of field guides to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and California, Amazon Mushrooms and a new “Field guide to Medicinal Mushrooms of North America with Robert Rogers”. He grew up collecting and eating wild mushrooms in the Alps and has been foraging since over 20 years in the PNW, sharing his enthusiasm as a mushroom educator, guide and as PSMS vice-president. In his presentations he is combining his stunning photography with an often funny blend of entertaining stories and scientific information; he likes to refer to as “edutainment”. Having been in love with mushrooms since early childhood Daniel managed to bend his career as an ecologist and geographer focused on High Asia towards researching mushrooms and rural income in Tibet. His Cordyceps research has been featured in The Economist, National Geographic, NYT, WSJ, NPR, BBC etc. In the last decade Daniel started exploring neotropical fungi, currently working on tropical edibles in Suriname. With his travel agency MushRoaming Daniel is organizing mushroom focused eco-tours to Tibet, Bhutan, the Amazon, Colombia, and mushroom events in the Pacific Northwest since 2007.