May 2nd Springtime Edible Mushrooms
June 6th "Management of Mushroom Production in Native Forest Understories" by Professor Jim Freed
Monthly educational meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month (with the exception of January, which will be held on Monday, January 9th and no meetings on July 4th & September 5th for 2017). They are held in the WSU Lewis County Extension Conference Room located on the lower level of the Historic Lewis County Courthouse, 351 NW North Street, Chehalis WA 98532.
Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and are open to members and non-members.
Anyone attending the meeting is encouraged to bring mushrooms for identification. Mushrooms should be freshly picked and placed in a paper bag or basket. If you are bringing mushrooms for identification or to collect a spore print, please bring them prior to the beginning of the meeting between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m.
May's educational program will be a tribute to our late founding father Gene Butler who spent over 40 years of his life studying and teaching others about the science of mycology. SW WA Mycological Society's Club President Ron Bolan will be discussing springtime edible mushrooms using the vast amounts of information compiled by Gene over the past 4 decades.
To honor our adviser Gene's passing, the SWMS will be having a dinner with his wife June as our special guest at 4:00 p.m. at the Casa Ramos Restaurant in Centralia.
If you have an active membership with the Club or are interested in joining the Club or renewing membership dues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. With dues at only $24 a year, it's quite a good deal!
At our monthly meetings, we have a large variety of mushrooms to ID!
What fun we have working with each other using the identification keys & gleaning knowledge from our Club Adviser about our great finds!
Washington is FUNGTASTIC.
Elm Oysters flushing using Milton Tam's non-sterile cultivation technique!