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View and Vote on our 2004 Photo Contest Entries

JULY 2004

Jean O. Fahey- Editor

Fungi Diversified

Scent of the forest,
Earthy and pine,
Hope springs eternal,
That mushrooms I’ll find.

Our June speaker, Richard Progovitz, gave a fascinating look into the life and death of indoor molds. The dozen people who were there will attest to the energy level and enthusiasm with which the information was presented, which, like mold, spread throughout the audience. We will never opt for wall-to-wall carpeting again and probably boosted the sale of ‘20 Mule Team Borax’ exponentially. We certainly left much more knowledgeable and aware then when we arrived. Thank you, Richard for enlightening us to yet another fungal world. We hope to see you the July 11th for a Foray and the 19th for the "Viewmasters of Fungi" program.

  • Jean and Bernie

MYCOPHAGY CORNER
Linguine with Chanterelles and Leeks


icnchant.jpg (11324 bytes)Mushroom of the Month

Golden Chanterelle: Cantharellus cibarius

The Chanterelle family includes some of the best known edible mushrooms. Most are either convex or vase-shaped. All lack true gills. Instead, as the mushroom develops, it produces spores on ridges, folds, or on a nearly smooth surface. Most Chanterelles grow on the ground in the summer in the Eastern U.S. The Golden Chanterelle is egg-yolk yellow with a wavy margin and yellow-orange, forked, thick-edged ridges descending the stalk. They have a fragrance similar to apricots, which is retained when cooked. The Chanterelle, also known as "Girolle" and "Pfifferling," is probably the most popular and prized edible wild mushroom in the world. Beware of confusing it with toxic look-alikes, however, particularly the poisonous Jack O’Lantern (Omphalotus olearius) which is orange, has true gills, grows on decaying wood and glows in the dark.


Don’t forget to take your camera with you when you are mushroom hunting! Your photo could be the winner of our first ever Photo contest! Photos can be digital, slides, or regular 35mm film. Only three photos per person will be accepted and must be submitted to Bernie or Jean by October 1st.

We have boxes of wax paper bags for sale for $2 for 60 bags. They are the best container for your fungal specimens!


2004 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

All Meetings are on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 pm. room 127 Illick Hall on the ESF campus of SU unless otherwise noted.

AUGUST 15th Ithaca Chanterelle Foray with Tom Backer.

AUGUST 16th The Incredible Edibles with Nancy Kaiser

AUGUST 19th—22nd Telluride Colorado Mushroom Festival: Forays, Workshops, and Parade. (303) 296-9359 Dr. Emanuel Salzman

AUGUST 22nd Joint Foray with MYMS at VanderKamp.

AUGUST 26th-29th the 2004 COMA Foray

At Cave Hill Resort, Moodus, CT. Don Shernoff (914) 761-0332

SEPTEMBER 9-12th NEMF 10th Annual Samuel Ristich Foray; LakeWinnipesaukee, NH

SEPTEMBER 12th Rome Sand Plains Foray with MYMS at 1pm

SEPTEMBER 20th Mushroom ID workshop

SEPTEMBER 25th and 26th Beaver Lake Nature Center foray and workshop.

SEPTEMBER 30th to OCTOBER 3 Wild acres Regional NAMA Foray in Wildacres, NC

OCTOBER 17th Highland Forest Foray

OCTOBER 18th Final Meeting and 1st ever Photo Contest.


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