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2014 Fall Foray - Kamas, UT

posted Sep 26, 2014, 6:37 PM by Brett Sutherland   [ updated Sep 26, 2014, 6:37 PM ]

After a disappointing summer, the 2014 Fall Foray turned out to be simply fantastic. Great food, great friends, great hunting. We saw species not seen in 20 years, and others never seen in Utah. Of particular interest were Clitocybe nudaLactarius torminosus and Lactarius controversus.

We were very fortunate to have Austen Diamond, photographer and award winning journalist, join us on our foray. Please check out his wonderful photos of our foray at his site

Thanks to all for another great foray!

2013-8-31 Foray

posted Sep 5, 2013, 6:16 PM by Brett Sutherland

We had a fun foray in the Uintas at mostly lower elevations. Finds included:

and others

We had a number of contributions to the put luck and Don cooked up some of the Armilarria. Thanks to all who attended!

2013 Fall Foray

posted Sep 5, 2013, 5:58 PM by Brett Sutherland

We had a great time. The food was excellent and there was a tremendous variety in the mushrooms found. There weren't, however, a lot of Boletus Edulis found. Given the conditions we were all surprised that we didn't find more. That said, there were a more Chanterelles found than normal, including the elusive Polyozellus multiplex.

Steve Trudell gave gave an excellent presentation on Mycorhiza and an informative table walk of the noteworthy specimens.

Thanks to Steve. He has co-authored an excellent book "Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest". He brought several with him, as well as another book on Tricholoma, which sold quickly.

First Foray of 2011!

posted Apr 2, 2011, 7:54 PM by Brett Sutherland   [ updated Sep 5, 2013, 5:29 PM ]

Yeseterday was soooo beautiful! Today, not so much. However, we had an excellent showing of old timers and new timers. We met at the usual spot on 39th South to group up and head out. The Foray Site was new to several of us and was simply beautiful.
As for the finds? Pleurotus and Flammulina. Nothing more. That said, they were both familiar and welcome to a number of us. None of us can forget the excitement of the first find. Check out this wonderful young specimen gathered by Rob.
 This is one of the larger Flammulina's I have seen. It was gathered by Aaron. Sorry for cutting you in half!


Stephanie and Mark brought their newest addition to the family. He went to town on the Oysters. Hopes are that he'll make a truffle finder.

Thanks to all who attended. Our next foray is May 7, 2011. We will meet at the usual spot.


2011 MSU Feast

posted Jan 28, 2011, 8:56 PM by Brett Sutherland   [ updated Sep 5, 2013, 5:30 PM ]

The annual feast could not have been better. The food and company were all fantastic. Many thanks to outgoing President Jim Stringfellow and to the inimitable Ardean Watts for hosting this event. 

A new slate of officers was proposed and voted upon as follows:

President - Stephanie Cannon
Vice President - Jill Allen
Vice President - Brett Sutherland
Secretary - Don Johnston
Membership Secretary - Bill Thomas
Treasurer - Cindy Thomas

We are looking forward to a great year and great times! If you would like to volunteer or are just interested in learning more about mushrooms in Utah, please  contact us.

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