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“Rare Fungi Discovered”- The Moss

Learn more @ https://mailchi.mp/3779487b2b77/march2024?e=0fbab95de4 The Moss is Columbia Land Trust’s monthly e-newsletter. Cedar Creek Natural Area is a 640-acre forest in Columbia County, Oregon. We conserved this land in 2021 and the high-quality, intact forest with diverse structure is ideal habitat for plants, fungi, and…

OMS Scholarship Winners publish new papers

Recent issues of Mycologia1 feature brand-new publications by past OMS Scholarship winners. Korena Mifune is the lead author of a paper2 published online in Mycologia on June 1. The paper details findings about mychorrizal fungi in “canopy soils” — thick mats of organic matter…

Announcing Hebeloma.org

Hebeloma is mushroom genus that we often fail to notice. After all, they are drab, not large, generally reported as not “edible” or as positively toxic, and difficult to identify to species. But they’re an important, common, ectomycorrhizal genus with worldwide distribution (every continent…

OMS 2022 Fall Mycocamp Report

We’re happy to report a successful restart to our Fall Mycocamp. Camp Coordinator Jeff Yarne and Safety Czar Mara Dale kept us safe from COVID. We had three great talks by renowned mycologist Else Vellinga. Despite difficult mushroom fruiting conditions (driest summer and warmest…

OMS 2022 Fall Show Report

We’re happy to report that revived 2022 Oregon Mycological Society Fall Mushroom Show was a great success. We overcame some steep challenges: Despite the difficult mushroom conditions our volunteers collected enough quantity to fill the tables, and enough variety so that our ID team…

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…

New OMS ID badges are here!

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OMS Scholarship Winner Michael Bradshaw — update

2019 OMS Scholarship winner Michael Bradshaw just published two papers in prestigious mycological journals. The latest print issue of Mycologia — the journal of the Mycological Society of America — includes:Michael Bradshaw et al. (2021). Phylogeny and taxonomy of powdery mildew caused by Erysiphe species on Corylus hosts, Mycologia, 113:2, 459-475, DOI: 10.1080/00275514.2020.1837568. And Michael…

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…