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 “Mini” Forays for 2018
West Branch State Park – Saturday, May 5th, 10 AM. Contact Bryan Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (917) 475-6135 for more information.
Hiram Ohio – Sunday, May 6th, 2 PM. Contact Walt Sturgeon at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (740) 593-4552 for more information.
Wakeman – Sunday, June 24, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please contact Pete Richards at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Columbiana County – Sunday, October 14, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Contact Walt Sturgeon at email@example.com to register.
Central Ohio – Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Contact Sharon Greenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Click here for full details: Mushroom Log – May/June 2018
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 email@example.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. 3-5 PM Basic mushroom identification classes. Event details here: https://dawesarb.org/blog/events/summer-mushroom-foray-2/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: https://www.beavercreekwildlife.org/
Scenic Vista Park Mushroom display and walk – July 8, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
No RSVP required.
Beaver Twp. Nature Preserve mushroom display and walk Oct 13, 1:30-3:30
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.
NAMA Foray – 2018
The North American Mycological Association has just opened registration for the National Foray, which will be held in Salem, OR from October 11–14, at the Macleay Conference Center.
NAMA will hold its first Regional Foray in Mississippi at The Gray Center in Canton, MS, just north of Jackson. This will take place June 28 – July 1.
Please see the NAMA website (www.namyco.org) for more information or to register.