President's Message

This year's first foray, held at Rock Island State Park on July 7, turned out to be a great day -partly cloudy and mild temperatures. Recent rains brought plenty of mushrooms out. We identified 79 species, and 15 of those had never been identified at that location before. This was our 8th time to foray at Rock Island.

This year's second and third forays, held at Big South Fork and Cumberland Mountain State Park, also turned out great, as summer rains produced lots of mushrooms. The final foray of the year, at Pickett State Park, produced a record number of mushrooms for that location. All in all, 2018 was a fantastic foray year for CMS.

Species lists for all CMS forays are posted on the "Species List" tab and photo links can be found on the "Photos" tab.

The foray schedule for 2019 will be posted on the "Forays" tab sometime in mid to late spring 2019.

If you are a club member, you are welcome to join the club's Facebook page (Cumberland Mycological Society). If you are not a club member and would like to become one, click the "Join the Club" tab in the main menu.

-Steve Roberts
CMS President


Mushrooms in the Media:

A Mushroom Out of a Fairy Tale That You Might Find in the Forest -from the New York Times.

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