Category: Blog

A Bolete Story: 50 Years of Macrofungi

A March 12 talk by Roy Halling, a world-renowned bolete expert, has been put online by the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). Dr. Halling explores some highlights of 50 years of researching boletes and other macrofungi, including photos of some of the species he…

2021 NAMA Mushroom Poisoning Report

The North American Mycological Association periodically issues reports on mushroom poisonings in the NAMA database. These well-written and lively reports always make for interesting and informative reading. The 2021 report covers cases from 2018 through 2020. You can find the Executive Summary in the…

Improve Your ID Skills With Quizzes

It’s tough to improve your mushroom identification skills when there are no mushrooms around and you can’t discuss ID’s in person. One thing that can help is a computerized quiz. Here are two to consider. MycoMatch Quiz MycoMatch (MatchMaker) is a wonderful, free application…

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…

Hydnum (Hedgehog Mushrooms)

Slides of the August 27, 2018, presentation — Mushroom of the Month –¬†Hydnum (Hedgehogs) in the Pacific Northwest — are now available. Logged in members can click here for a pdf of the slides.