- Spring Meet and Greet
Come Meet the Board! You'll mingle with other members as we get to know each other and share the exciting plans in the works for the 2019 season which include forays, guest speakers and special events. Join us at the Mezz on the upper level of Festival Foods on East Washington Avenue, Madison during their happy hour (through 7 PM). We'll have our new t-shirts for sale as well! Looking forward to seeing you! Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, The Mezz @ Festival Foods P.S. If you're not a member yet, this is a chance to become a dues-paying member of the Madison Mycological Society and gain access to free or reduced admission to future events and workshops, among other benefits. Please see the Madison Mycological Society membership page for more details. P.P.S Image isn't related, but it is pretty!
- Foray at Ridgeway Pine Relict SNA
Please see the MMS post ( https://madisonmycologicalsociety.com/2018/08/foray-at-ridgeway-pine-relict-sunday-october-21/ ) for similar information. Join us for our VERY LAST FORAY OF 2018! The days and nights are getting quite cool and with the increasing frequency of frost, macrofungi are just about done for the season. Some mushrooms can still be found, though, including the late fall oyster (Sarcomyxa serotina), honey mushrooms (Armillaria spp.), the elm oyster (Hypsizygus ulmarius), and more, like this strangely colored Suillus spraguei that I found on Thursday when I scouted the location. Of course, crusts, lichens, and cup fungi don't mind the cool weather and we will be excited to look at those, too. This site is a 56 minute drive from the Capitol due to construction on the highway. Please look at this Google map for driving instructions: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Wisconsin+State+Capitol,+East+Main+Street,+Madison,+WI/43.0026457,-email@example.com,-90.0298625,10z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m10!1m1!1s0x880656a97df881e5:0x503974506f6ebae4!2m2!1d-89.3841695!2d43.0746953!3m4!1m2!1d-90.0248948!2d43.0265919!3s0x87fd7d313b9ac60f:0xcea80c91df3eb34e!1m0!3e0 Please note, the terrain gets pretty steep! This site is spectacular for its topography, which unfortunately also makes it difficult to navigate.
- MMS Monthly Meeting #8
In addition to the standard announcements and friendship, the lovely Marie Trest will be talking to us about Lichens! This meeting will be a perfect way to prepare for the cemetery walk event we're hosting on the 28th. Everyone is welcome! Free parking is available at the UW Madison campus in lots 56 and 38 :)
- Foray at Browntown Oak Forest SNA
Join us at Browntown Oak Forest SNA on Sunday, October 7 at 2 pm. The fall is a great time for foraging in oak forests. We will find all kinds of edible and choice inedible fungi, from giant puffballs (Calvatia gigantea) to small puffballs (Lycoperdon pyriforme), from bright crusts (Phlebia coccineofulva) to resinous polypores (Ischnoderma resinosum), and cool boletes like the cyan-staining bolete (Cyanoboletus pulverulentus). Find a carpool buddy here. Leah Bendlin will be leading this foray. She grew up in Madison and is back from the Pacific Northwest for a few months. Leah is on the board of directors of the Oregon Mycological Society and has been foraging mushrooms and teaching mycology for years. Check out the DNR page for Browntown Oak Forest SNA: https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Lands/naturalareas/index.asp?SNA=23. Make sure to bring bug spray. Mosquitoes could be bad. See the Madison Mycology Website Event page: https://madisonmycologicalsociety.com/events/
- Foray at Magnolia Bluff State Natural Area
At 2 pm on Sunday, September 23, join us at Magnolia Bluff State Natural Area. Alden Dirks will be leading the foray. Contact him at[masked] if you need help. Find a carpool buddy here: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/ok3vty . I highly encourage you to try to carpool! Check out the DNR page for Magnolia Bluff SNA: https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Lands/naturalareas/index.asp?SNA=648 . It is worth visiting just to see the awesome cliffs with a great view of distant farms and woods. There is also a beautiful oak savanna with big, gnarly bur oaks (Quercus macrocarpa). Make sure to bring bug spray. Mosquitoes could be bad. See the Madison Mycology Website Event page: https://madisonmycologicalsociety.com/events/
- MMS Lec No. 4 - Keeping Up with a Clever Water Mold
For our September Monthly meeting we'll be hearing from Dr Amanda Gevens, a professor and vegetable pathologist from the University of Wsicosin - Madison As always our lectures are free and open to the public! Hope to see you there!
- Foray at Olson Oak Woods State Natural Area
Find a carpool buddy here: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/cihkfp Bring outdoor clothes and expect to walk through woods and brush that might contain ticks and poison ivy, and most definitely some mosquitoes. A hat, water, snacks, and insect repellant are all handy things to bring. Stiff wicker baskets are ideal for carrying fungal finds intact; mesh bags will often turn your collection into unidentifiable debris. Also, a camera for documenting mushrooms and a notebook for recording information are both valuable for growing as a wild forager and mycologist.
- Foray at Henry Royer property
Find a carpool buddy here: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/zcy4o5 Bring outdoor clothes and expect to walk through woods and brush that might contain ticks and poison ivy, and most definitely some mosquitoes. A hat, water, snacks, and insect repellant are all handy things to bring. Stiff wicker baskets are ideal for carrying fungal finds intact; mesh bags will often turn your collection into unidentifiable debris. Also, a camera for documenting mushrooms and a notebook for recording information are both valuable for growing as a wild forager and mycologist.