Events

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 2019

April 14  – Bioblitz hike on the Athens district of the Wayne National Forest in partnership with Rural Action.  Please contact Martha Bishop for more information.  bishopm@ohio.edu or (740) 593-4552 to register.

May 4th – 10AM Spring mini-foray – Eastern ohio – Contact Sharon Greenberg at d.greenberg@att.net or (330) 457-2345 to register.

May 5th (Cinco De Mayo) 11AM, Rising Valley Mini Foray in Richfield – Contact Bryan Lewis at bwaynelewis@gmail.com or (917) 475-6135 to register.

May 11,12 or June 8,9 – Morgan Park, Portage Park District — CANCELED
Contact Bryan Lewis at bwaynelewis@gmail.com for more information.

May 19  – Bioblitz hike on the Athens district of the Wayne National Forest in partnership with Rural Action.  Please contact Martha Bishop for more information.  bishopm@ohio.edu or (740) 593-4552 to register.

June 9  – Bioblitz hike on the Athens district of the Wayne National Forest in partnership with Rural Action.  Please contact Martha Bishop for more information.  bishopm@ohio.edu or (740) 593-4552 to register.

Friday, June 14 – 8 AM Portage Park District Bioblitz – Towner’s Woods Park
The main entrance to the park is located at 2264 Ravenna Rd., Kent, 44240 Franklin Twp., OH. Parking will also be available at 2241 Ravenna Rd., which is the location of our field office and where lunch will be provided at noon. Both locations can only be accessed by coming from the northwest on Ravenna Road due to a bridge closure. Please RSVP to the Natural Areas Steward, Bob Lange: blange@portageparkdistrict.org 330-808-0758

July 6th ,Saturday @ 1PM at Hellbender Bluff, Lones Rd. near East Liverpool in Lisbon
Do not confuse the foray site with the main park. Contact Walt Sturgeon at mycowalt@comcast.net to register.

July 13  – Bioblitz hike on the Athens district of the Wayne National Forest in partnership with Rural Action.  Please contact Martha Bishop for more information.  bishopm@ohio.edu or (740) 593-4552 to register.

July 14, 1PM mini foray; central area near Granville or Hocking Hills.
Contact Shirley McClelland at (740) 215-5883 to register.

July 14, 2 PM; Scenic Vista public hunting area near Lisbon Ohio
Mushroom display and walk. Contact Walt Sturgeon at mycowalt@comcast.net to register.

Sunday, July 28, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Pickerington, southeast of Columbus
Contact Debra Shankland at dks@clevelandmetroparks.com to register.

August 25  – Bioblitz hike on the Athens district of the Wayne National Forest in partnership with Rural Action.  Please contact Martha Bishop for more information.  bishopm@ohio.edu or (740) 593-4552 to register.

Sept 7th at Caeser Creek State Park – Waynesville, OH
Contact Crystal Davidson for more information: crystaldavidson@gmail.com

Sept 15  – Bioblitz hike on the Athens district of the Wayne National Forest in partnership with Rural Action.  Please contact Martha Bishop for more information.  bishopm@ohio.edu or (740) 593-4552 to register.

Sept. 21 – (Saturday) Bellwether Farm near Wakeman. Contact Pete Richards for more information. peterichards@oberlin.net (440) 775-3412

Oct 13  – Bioblitz hike on the Athens district of the Wayne National Forest in partnership with Rural Action.  Please contact Martha Bishop for more information.  bishopm@ohio.edu or (740) 593-4552 to register.

Nov 3  – Bioblitz hike on the Athens district of the Wayne National Forest in partnership with Rural Action.  Please contact Martha Bishop for more information.  bishopm@ohio.edu or (740) 593-4552 to register.

OMS 2019 Summer Foray

Please join us for our Summer Foray August 17 – 18 at Lake MetroParks, Penitentiary Glen Nature Center

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: A program on Ascomycetes or Edible Fungi & How to Prepare Them.

Both Walt and John are nationally recognized as expert identifiers of fungi, and both have won numerous awards for their fungal photographs.

Full details are provided in the May/June newsletter and also here:
https://ohiomushroomsociety.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/2019-oms-summer-foray.pdf

OMS 2019 Fall Foray

We are happy to return to Dawes Arboretum in Newark on the weekend of Oct 5 – 6. Full details are provided in the July/August newsletter and also here:
https://ohiomushroomsociety.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/oms-fall-foray-2019_corrected.pdf

In the meanwhile, contact Debra Shankland at dks@clevelandmetroparks.com for more information.

Dick Grimm Memorial Banquet

Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 6 PM to close
Location: The Downtown Bistro
123 North Broad Street
Lancaster, OH 43130
(740) 785-9900
https://www.downtownbistro123.com/

Google Maps:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/123+N+Broad+St,+Lancaster,+OH+43130/@39.714573,-82.6043931,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88478af9d3844ebb:0xc676321f49ee7607!8m2!3d39.714573!4d-82.6022044

We will be seated in the banquet room and will be able to order directly off of the menu.
RSVP is required. Please RSVP to Shirley McClelland at shirleymcclelland@msn.com

Program: Andrea Moore will present a program on SE Ohio Mushrooms.

Other regional programs

April 26-28, Buckeye Trail Morel Fest (near New Philedelphia)
http://www.buckeyetrail.org/morel-fest.php
There is a $30 fee.

July 19-21, Davis, West Virginia foray (Canaan Valley near Dolly Sodds)
https://www.wvmushroomclub.net/single-post/2018/10/11/2019-WV-Mushroom-Foray-News

August 1 – 4, NEMF in Lockhaven, PA
https://wpamushroomclub.org/events/nemf-foray/

September 26-29, 2019, Wildacres Regional Foray, Wildacres Retreat, North Carolina located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Little Switzerland, North Carolina

October 12 (Tentative), Krohn’s Conservatory Mushroom Fest, Cincinnati, OH
This will be advertised as a major event.
Contact https://www.cincinnatiparks.com/krohn/ for more information.

NAMA Foray – 2019

The North American Mycological Association Foray will be held August 8-11, 2019 in the Adirondacks, at Paul Smith’s College, Paul Smiths, New York

Please see the NAMA website (www.namyco.org) for more information or to register.