Mushroom expert Bruce Newhouse will guide us in looking over, under, around and through western Oregon for fungi, and get to know a few and what roles they have.
Is it raining yet? In this presentation, mushroom expert Bruce Newhouse will guide us in looking over, under, around and through western Oregon for fungi, and get to know a few and what roles they have - especially in our forests. We'll get familiar with the words "mycorrhizal, saprobic and parasitic" and have some fun along the way. There will be some focus at the end on hunting, cooking and preserving edible fungi, since that is of such great interest to a lot of people.
Bruce grew up hiking and loving nature in the Willamette Valley, Cascades and Coast, and he now does ecological consulting for plants, animals, fungi and their habitats. Hunting, teaching, talking about, and reading about fungi over-occupy his fall months every year. He has been in Eugene since 1981, and lives happily with his wife, Peg Boulay, and their two young, frisky felines Sage and Onyx.
Here are some resources that were mentioned in the webcast to help you learn more about fungi and mushrooming:
Oregon Mycological Society: https://www.wildmushrooms.org/
Cascade Mycological Society: https://cascademyco.org/
Virtual Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival: https://mountpisgaharboretum.com/virtual-mushroom-festival/
PHOTO BY BRUCE NEWHOUSE