OMS Calendar of Events – 2018

OMS “Mini” Forays for 2018

Northeast Ohio – April date TBD.  Contact Bryan Lewis at bwaynelewis@gmail.com or (917) 475-6135 for more information.

Northeast Ohio – Saturday, April 28, time TBD.  Contact Walt Sturgeon at mycowalt@comcast.net to register.

Wayne National Forest – May 6th.  This is part of the Wayne National Forest Bioblitz in partnership with Rural Action. Contact Martha Bishop at bishopm@ohio.edu or (740) 593-4552 for more information.

Pickerington, Ohio – Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Mushroom foray in conjunction with a BioBlitz sponsored by the Ohio Wetlands Association.  Contact Shirley McClelland at (740) 215-5883 to register.

South-central Ohio – Sunday, July 29, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.   Contact Shirley McClelland at (740) 215-5883 to register.

Northwest Ohio – Saturday, September 29, time TBD.  Contact Bob & Joanne at (567) 208-3443.

Trumbull County – Sunday, September 30, 1 – 4 p.m.  Contact Pauline Munk at pjm23sag@gmail.com to register.

Columbiana County – Sunday, October 14, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Contact Walt Sturgeon at mycowalt@comcast.net to register.

Central Ohio – Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Contact Sharon Greenberg at d.greenberg@att.net or (330) 457-2345 to register.

OMS 2018 Summer Foray

Please join us for our Summer Foray July 14-15 at the recently renovated Zaleski ODNR Complex, 29371 Wheelabout Road, McArthur, Ohio 45651.

We will feature nationally known mycologists Walt Sturgeon and John Plischke, III.  Walt will serve as chief identifier for the foray and John will present our featured talk:  Boletes of the Northeast and Beyond.  Both Walt and John are nationally recognized as expert identifiers of fungi, and both have won numerous awards for their fungal photographs.

OMS 2018 Fall Foray

We are happy to return to Hiram, Ohio on the weekend of October 6 & 7.  Our foray mycologist and speaker will be Walt Sturgeon, author of Mushrooms of Appalachia, due out soon.  There will be limited on-site lodging available.  More details will be available in the next issue of the Mushroom Log.  In the meanwhile, contact Debra Shankland at dks@clevelandmetroparks.com for more information.

Other regional programs

Bentleyville, Ohio – Saturday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.  Illustrated slide talk on the Mushrooms of Ohio by Jerry Pepera.  Free and open to the public.  See http://clevelandnaturalscienceclub.org/may-2014-2/may-2014/ for more information.

Parma, Ohio – Three-part mushroom workshop May 10 – 12.  Includes two evening classes and ID workshop, a Saturday foray, plus the Cleveland Metroparks mushroom guide.  $17 fee includes all three parts and the guide.  Space is limited.  More information and registration is available at https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/parks/programs-events/2018/west-creek-reservation/may/for-adults-only-mushrooms-i-ii-iii?instance=45737

Dawes Arboretum – Saturday, July 7 and Saturday, October 13.  Basic mushroom identification classes.

Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center – Saturday, July 7 from 9:00 – noon – Mushrooms. Walt Sturgeon, a nationally recognized amateur mycologist with over 40 years of experience, will lead this event. This workshop will include a slide program, a collecting field trip, and a mushroom display. There will be information on distinctive, edible, and toxic species, basic taxonomy, fungal ecology, folklore, cooking tips, and ethnomycology (people and mushrooms). Participants may have edible mushrooms to take home. Participants are asked to bring a basket and wax bags or wax paper for collecting the mushrooms. Portions of the walk may be moderate to difficult walking. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Class size is limited to 22, so register early at beavercreekw@aol.com. Website: https://www.beavercreekwildlife.org/

Scenic Vista Park Mushroom display and walk – July 8, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
No RSVP required
http://www.bicycletrail.com/SVP.htm

Beaver Twp. Nature Preserve mushroom display and walk Oct 13, 1:30-3:30
http://beavertwpparks.webs.com/nature-preserve
No RSVP required.

Dick Grimm Memorial Banquet

This popular annual event will take place on Saturday, November 3, 6:30 p.m. at Wooster’s Broken Rocks restaurant.  We very much look forward to a presentation by mycologist, author and university professor Nicholas P. Money.  Registration information will be available in June.

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