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OMS General Meeting, June 2024

June 10 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

6:30 pm – OMS Mushroom Identification Session
If you have found mushrooms that are in good condition, wrap them in waxed paper, aluminum foil, or a 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.

7:00 OMS Society Business: Announcements, Introductions, or Short Presentations

7:15 pm Presentation: A Resilient Planet Needs Fungi NOW!

Fungi are weird, fungi are cool, and fungi are beautiful. But how much do we really know about them? For starters, they do much more than just rot things. They control pretty much all life on our planet and are everywhere. Britt Bunyard’s lecture will present fascinating stories and beautiful photos of amazing fungi featured in his new book, The Lives of Fungi, A Natural History of Our Planet’s. Discover the crazy, wonderful life that goes on all around us, mostly hidden in plain sight.

Speaker: Britt Bunyard, PhD.

Britt is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal Fungi.  He’s served as Executive Director of the Telluride Mushroom Festival since 2014 and in 2021 was awarded the Gary Lincoff Award “For Contributions to Amateur Mycology,” by the North American Mycological Association.

He is a former university professor, has published over 100 academic and popular science papers and has served as an editor for mycological and entomological research journals, and mushroom guide books.

A popular evangelizer on all things fungal, Britt has given more than 250 invited lectures to academic and popular audiences across North America and beyond. He’s been featured on the Radio and Television; BBC World Service’s Newshour, NPR’s All Things Considered, PBS’s NOVA; and quoted in various magazines and newspapers such as; DiscoverThe AtlanticNational GeographicVogueForbesSaveur, and Eating Well.

Britt has collected fungi and lectured throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Annually, he leads mycological expeditions throughout the world.

Britt has authored several books, including The Little Book of Fungi (2024), Lives of the Fungi (2022), The Beginner’s Guide to Mushrooms (2021), Amanitas of North America (2020), and Mushrooms and Macrofungi of Ohio and Midwestern States (2012).

World Forestry Center – Cheatham Hall

Cheatham Hall, SW Knights Blvd, Portland, OR 97221
Portland, OR United States


June 10
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm PST
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