Announcing the 2017 NAMA Foray to be held in northwestern Wisconsin: The Northwoods Foray! Check back here often for updates on what species to expect, to learn about the presenters and mycologists, or to simply ask questions. And plan to attend! Limited to 350 and you must be a NAMA member. Registration to this event will include lodging at Lakewood Resort, all meals, and all programs, presentations, and forays.
Registration begins in early 2017. Stay tuned for more information.
Mushroom dyers from all over the world will gather on BC's Sunshine Coast this fall for the 17th International Fungi & Fibre Symposium, hosted by the Sunshine Coast Society for the Hunting, Recognition and Observation of Mushrooms (SHROOM). Workshops will range from West Coast-inspired sessions, such as weaving baskets from cedar bark or learning survival skills from a self-described "bushman"; to mushroom-related classes (basic ID, the chemistry of mushroom pigments, crafting jewelry with Trametes versicolor); to fibre workshops (felt-ing whimsical mushrooms, spinning with a drop spindle, Nuno felting). Evenings will feature gourmet meals, complete with presentations or entertainment. Guest speakers and foray leaders include Daniel Winkler, who will talk about some of his exotic finds, and Paul Kroeger, with his presentation on the mushrooms of Haida Gwaii.
Registration includes gourmet lunches and special evening meals, choice of workshops/forays, along with a few pleasant surprises. Registration opens March 1; early registration is recommended. Details can be found at http://fungiandfibre2016.org.