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Oregon Mycological Society Meeting Tonight

Portland, OR
Post #: 11
Sex & Mushrooms!!! Tonights Mycological meeting should be a good one :-) 7:30pm @ Cheatam Hall @ the World Forestry Center near the Zoo. If you really wanna get your geek on, you can find me @ the pre-meeting ID session starting at 6:30, where I will be honing my identification skills!!! Here's some more info:

OMS General Meeting
Date: Jun 24 2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Cheatham Hall, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
Denis R Benjamin, MD
The Mushroom-Love Connection - Mushrooms as Aphrodisiacs

Specific mushrooms have been exploited for many centuries and across many cultures to stimulate or enhance the sexual experience. This presentation examines the science, myths and the lore behind these uses and beliefs. We will explore those species most commonly cited as having aphrodisiac properties including the enigmatic truffle.

Dr. Denis R. Benjamin grew up in South Africa, emigrating to the Pacific Northwest in 1970. He practiced pediatric pathology at the children's hospitals in Seattle, Washington and Fort Worth, Texas. He became an amateur mycologist soon after his arrival in the USA. He recently returned to the east slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Washington to continue his passion for mushrooms, the outdoors and natural history. He was a consultant to the regional poison control center, a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Puget Sound Mycological Society and a past Chairman of the Toxicology Committee of the North American Mycological Association.

Dr. Benjamin is a frequent speaker at mushrooms clubs and societies. In addition to nearly 100 professional publications, he has contributed to the lay literature and mushroom magazines. He was chosen to be a community Op/Ed writer for the Fort Worth Star Telegram. He is author of the landmark book on the health effects of mushrooms (Mushrooms: Poisons and Panaceas) and recently published a collection of mushroom foraging essays (Musings of a Mushroom Hunter: A Natural History of Foraging). He is now in the process of becoming a watercolorist.
Portland, OR
Post #: 12
Checking out the Oregon Mycological Society meetings is another great way to learn about mushrooms. You can always come for free to the first lecture before deciding to join. When you join you can then participate in the various field trips and camps that they offer. I added the following link for more information about OMS memberships.

Portland, OR
Post #: 13
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