2013 OMS Hocking Hills Summer mini-foray

by Alan McClelland

This past Saturday, I lead my first solo foray for OMS. Ten of us gathered to find fungi within the Hocking Hills region. I scouted out the areas the previous night at my typical spots to make sure we were not wasting time in the woods for Saturday’s foray. This did not end up being the case though, as I did find a diversity of species up in the Cedar Falls and Old Man’s Cave regions during my two hour trek. So this made the next day for us a lot easier for us and gave me more time to get to know everyone. Half of the group enjoyed taking photos along the way and the others enjoyed just being in forest and taking it all in as it was a beautiful day to be out!

Most of the photos in the overview were taken the previous evening in the same areas we visited Saturday, while the others were taken the next day along the way on the Cedar Falls and Old Man’s Cave trails. The last nine photos of this foray series were taken by members Hugh Urban, Candace Black and new mycophiles Kimberly & BrianTerrill. All of which did an amazing job capturing some excellent finds! Special thanks to Hugh Urban for helping with taxonomy, info and the species list.

2013 OMS Hocking Hills Summer Mini-foray

2013 OMS HockingHills MF species list


Forgotten Wonders Beneath the Trees • summer series I


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This is the second installment of my five part series that I captured between mid-June through early August of 2011 & 2012. The Summer unfolds a variety of gorgeous Boletus, Agaricus and other interesting species bringing a whole new realm … Continue reading

2013 NAMA Arkansas Foray


I am writing to encourage you to share the attached May-June issue of The Mycophile, NAMA’s bi-monthly newsletter, with your club members.  In this issue, we highlight the opening of registration for our 2013 annual foray in Arkansas on October 24-27, 2013 in the Ozark Mountain Range. The registration form is included in the newsletter.  Bios and information about presenters at the event can also be found at: http://www.namyco.org/events/NAMA2013/index2013.html

As you know, NAMA lowered dues this year.  Members of affiliated clubs like yours can now join for only $24 for an electronic membership, which includes an email version of The Mycophile (six issues per year). Please talk about NAMA at your monthly meetings, in your newsletter, and on your website.

I also want to share a new educational resource, put together by an enthusiastic writer, researcher and artist who lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This second edition of The Fungus Files, perfect for K-6 education and mycophiles of all ages, was edited by Bryce Kendrick who wrote The Fifth Kingdom. I have attached the document, or you can alert your members to this page: http://www.namyco.org/education/fungus_files.html which explains in detail how it can be used with separate pdf files for each chapter.  NAMA is proud to host this remarkable work on our website.

NAMA is entering a new era. I hope you’ll let me know how we can help your club.  Please contact me if you have any comments or questions by email or phone.  I look forward to hearing from you.

David Rust
NAMA President