Magic at Sauvie Island

So in an impeccable act of anti-climax, our eagerly awaited expedition to Sauvie Island with the Oregon Mycological Society was cancelled at the last minute, owing to another expedition taking place the day before. In fact, when we called the Office of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to secure our REMOVAL OF VEGETATION [...]

In which we consider Kelley Point

During our third mushroom class we were given vague tips on spring mushrooms sites. I say "vague" because mushroom hunters are extremely reticent to disclose information that could lead to the pillaging of cherished hot spots, particularly those containing morels. Kelley Point Park was among the places mentioned, so as I had some time on [...]

In which we have the “wrong” guidebook, and decide not to mind

It seems I've made a bit of a tactical error. I did not reserve our copy of "All That The Rain Promises And Moreā€¦" by David Arora, from the library the week we signed up for the class, but instead waited until yesterday. Which means we have have now attended two sessions of our little mushroom [...]

In which we learn about fungus

I come from a family of naturalists. The birds were basically instilled in me at birth, (as I've previously mentioned,) and the animals came all on my own when I discovered "Mammals of the Central Rockies," by Jan L. Wassink. In the third grade I obsessed over that thing like other kids obsessed over comics. [...]