Check your most recent issue of the Mushroom Log or this website for event updates and for more detailed information.  Please plan to join us.  All mini-forays are subject to cancellation.  Call first to confirm.  Please bring a whistle and compass and an RSVP to the host is mandatory so they have cancellation flexibility.

Morel and other mini-forays, are subject to change, especially the former. Leaders will be checking the woods to assess their progress, so you should contact them at least a week prior to the announced mini-foray for any updates.

OMS 2020 Calendar of Events

2020 Major Forays

Summer Foray: July 18-19 at Zaleski ODNR complex
Guest Mycologist: Michael Kuo (

Fall Foray: Oct 2-3 at Burr Oak State Park Lodge
Guest Mycologists: Django Grootmyers & John Plischke lll

Single-day Mini Forays

  • Saturday May 2, 10 AM – Eastern Ohio
    Contact Sharon Greenberg at or (330) 457-2345 to register.

  • Fri-Sat, June 12 & 13 – Bioblitz at Old Woman Creek near downtown Huron
    Contact Pete Richards at or (440) 328-5490 for more information.

  • Saturday, July 11th, 1-3 PM – Groves Woods, NE OH
    Contact Pauline Munk at or (440) 322-0233 to register

  • Sunday, July 12, 11 AM – 2 PM – Coyote Run Farm, Pickerington (South of Columbus) 
    Contact Debra Shankland at or (440) 263-2334 to register.

  • Saturday, July 11, 2-4 PM, Dawes Arboretum
    Contact Shirley McClelland at at (740) 215-5883 to register.
    This will be a Dawes program not an official OMS event. OMS membership not required.

  • Saturday, July 25th, 1PM – Hellbenders Bluff
    Lones road location near East Liverpool in Lisbon (Do not confuse the foray site with the main park).
    Contact Walt Sturgeon at to register.

  • Saturday August 1, Afternoon – CMNH/WRLC property in Columbia Station
    Contact Pete Richards at or (440) 328-5490 for more information.

  • Early August – Clearfork Reservoir, mid-Ohio (Details TBD)

  • Sunday September 13, 2-4 PM Dawes Arboretum
    Contact Shirley McClelland at (740) 215-5883 to register.

Dick Grimm Memorial Banquet: Saturday, November 14thDowntown Bistro in Lancaster

  • 5PM Social Mixer in bar area w/ 6PM dinner in the banquet room

Other Regional Forays

  • Telluride Mushroom Festival: August 13 – 16, 2020
  • NEMF (Joliette, Quebec): September 11 – 14, 2020
  • Wildacres Regional Foray (North Carolina): September 24 – 27 
  • NAMA Annual Foray (Potosi, MO): October 8 – 11 at Trout Lodge
  • West Virginia Foray (Blackwater Falls, WV): Aug 21-23rd 

Other Misc. stuff

  • Mushroom Madness Event at Look About Lodge, South Chagrin Reservation, Cleveland MetroParks: October 16 & 17th

Oct 16th is an evening talk + dinner (reservations required)
Oct 17th (11 AM – 4 PM); Registration not required; Free and open to all.
Contact Cleveland MetroParks for more information

  • Walt Sturgeon is delivering a mushroom presentation at James Bissel Nature Center (Cleveland Museum of Natural History) in Ashtabula Co. on October 3.