President's Message

The year of 2016 will go on record as one of the driest in East and Middle Tennessee. Since mushrooms need moisture, this wasn't a great year for mushroom hunting.

Despite the dry weather, we had moderately successful forays at Rock Island State Park, Pickett State Park, and Big South Fork. Records were set for attendance at Rock Island and Big South Fork, so the club continues to grow.

Species lists for these forays are posted on the "Species List" tab and photo links can be found on the "Photos" tab. Soon (sometime this spring), the 2017 foray schedule will come to fruition and will be posted on the "Forays" tab.

In the meantime, it's great to see rains falling again. Let's hope this pattern continues into the summer and fall, when it really counts!

-Steve Roberts
CMS President


Mushrooms in the Media:

Why do mushroom hunters keep finding dead people? -from the Kansas City Star

An article from Science Magazine about a mysterious white mushroom in China that has many concerned

The Death Cap is Spreading -an article on a very deadly mushroom HERE

Thinking of hunting mushrooms on private property without permission? Think again! "Officers Nab Mushroom Hunters"

Why some mushrooms are bioluminescent -NBC NEWS