President's Message

Last year's first foray, held at Cumberland Mountain State Park in early July, was a big success. Spring and early summer rains brought the mushrooms out. A dry spell hit just before the late July foray at Rock Island State Park. While there wasn't a huge abundance of species, there were some interesting specimens, and we had a great time. There were a lot of mushrooms out at the foray in late August at Pickett State Park, and we identified 97 species, the most ever in our 11 outings at that location. The last foray of 2017, held in September at Big South Fork, was also a big success.

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

The foray schedule for 2018 is now posted on the "Forays" tab. Be sure to check the "Other Events" tab as well.

-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