2017 EVENT CALENDAR
Thur. 6/29 7:00PM
CLASS - St. Louis County Library Headquarters
10 COMMON MUSHROOMS OF MISSOURI - part 1
Join MOMS for the second of four annual educational classes. This is a members only event and is FREE to MOMS members. At this class you will learn ten common mushrooms that are found in Missouri. The class will be given at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd - East Room. For additional information and to register, please contact Maxine Stone, (314) 963-0280 or Brad Bomanz, (636) 225-0555.
Sat. 7/8 9:00 AM
FORAY - Hawn State Park
Join MOMS members on July 8th at HAWN STATE PARK for a MOMS summer foray. If we are lucky the chanterelles should be just starting to come up and you might have a delightful addition to your dinner menu. Patrick Harvey will lead the foray and will acquaint new visitors to the beauty of our southern Missouri landscape. Make your reservations and find out where to meet by contacting Patrick Harvey at (314) 575-2262 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tue. 7/11 4:00 PM
BiMonthly Meeting - Babler State Park, Cochran Shelter
FORAY & FOODFEST
Come to our annual July Bimonthly at Babler State Park. Chanterelles may be up...who knows. And the food will be gorgeous and abundant! Bring a dish to share and get ready for a fun filled Foray & Food Fest. After the foray, we will feast on the beautiful food that you have created. For more information contact Maxine Stone at VeryMaxine@aol.com or (314) 963-0280.
7/14 - 7/16 Weekend Foray
CAMPOUT FORAY - "Sweat 'n Chanterelles" - Meramec State Park
Come join MOMS for the best Chanterelle foray in Missouri. The foray will be held at MERAMEC STATE PARK, 115 Meramec Park Drive, Sullivan, MO 63080, and begins on Friday around 3 p.m. For the event's full schedule and detailed description, you will have to wait for the June 2016 issue of the Earthstar Examiner newsletter.
Please make your reservations early by contacting CiCi Tompkins at (303) 775-7084 or email her at email@example.com.
Tue. 7/18 6:00 PM
CLASS - MDC Central Regional Office
10 COMMON MUSHROOMS of MISSOURI - part 2
Join MOMS Mid-MO Chapter for the third of four annual educational classes. This is a members only event. At this class you will learn an additional ten common mushrooms that are found in Missouri. The class will be given at the Missouri Dept. of Conservation Central Regional Office, 3500 East Gans Road. Columbia, MO, 65201 at 11 a.m. These classes are free for MOMS members. For additional information and to register, please contact Stan Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Malissa Briggler at email@example.com
SAT. 7/22 10:00 AM
FORAY - Cuivre River State Park
This foray will be at CUIVRE RIVER STATE PARK, 678 State Route 147, Troy, MO 63379 (click "Map" below for Visitor Center). After the foray there will be a post foray garden and vineyard tour. Please make your reservations early to secure your place at this event and to find out where to meet. Contact Vern Creely at (573) 898-3553 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun. 7/23 10:00 AM
FORAY - Forest 44 Conservation Area
Come join MOMS on July 23rd for an exciting foray at FOREST 44 CONSERVATION AREA led by James Savens. Come meet James and enjoy a wonderful day in the woods. For more information contact James Savens at email@example.com or 314-939-9107.
7/28 - 7/30 Weekend Foray
CAMPOUT FORAY - Wappapello Lake
Come join MOMS Ozark Chapter on July 28th for a fun filled time at WAPPAPELLO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD SITE. The Ozark Chapter is having their 2nd annual Wappapello Lake foray at Wappapello Army National Guard Site, 461 County Road 517, Wappapello, Missouri 63966. Black Trumpets aka Horn of Plenty and Chanterelles should be abundant. Friday we will hunt at Mud Creek and Peppermint Spring. Saturday will be at the University Forest area. And Sunday, on our way out, we can hunt at Wolf Creek to find even more goodies. The Army training site is EXCELLENT. The barracks sleep 36, tent camping is right outside the barracks. It is just a quick drive to the lake for fishing and swimming. Unfortunately, there are no kitchen facilities, so bring everything you need for mealtimes . . . especially food to share. There is, however, a decent building with tables and chairs where we can eat our meals, show off our finds and share our morel stories. Come join us for the fun. Barrack bunks are available on a 1st come 1st served. For more information contacting Dawn Lover by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (573) 727-6440.
Sun. 8/6 1:00 PM
TOUR - Mushrooms Naturally: A Mushroom Cultivation Farm
We will tour a local mushroom farm and see how cultivations works, from start to finish. This will include lab processes, procedures of sterilization and processing mycelium through all growing media. There will be incubation room viewing and explanations, growing room viewings and possible harvesting of mushrooms if the timing works out. J. T. Gelineau will offer for sale, fresh mushrooms that he has cultivated as well as his mushroom compost.
J.T. started growing mushrooms full time in April 2014. Before that it was a hobby/home business while being a chef as his full time job. He became interested in mushrooms as a chef and avid gardener. He is self -taught via books, the internet and much research. He started growing at home and began selling mushrooms to chefs he knew. The interest snowballed and so did his home production. This encouraged him to try growing full time. Evidently this worked as he now has a beautiful mushroom cultivation farm in O’Fallon, MO and we get to see take a tour of it.
Please contact Maxine Stone at VeryMaxine@aol.com or 314-963-0280 to RSVP. J.T. would like to know how many people will be there.
Wed. 8/9 6:30 PM
CLASS - Brentwood Public Library
10 COMMON MUSHROOMS OF MISSOURI - part 2
Join MOMS for the third of four annual educational classes. This is a members only event. At this class you will learn an additional 10 common mushrooms that are found in Missouri. The class will be given at the Brentwood Public Library, 8765 Eulalie Ave, St. Louis, MO 63144. These classes are free for MOMS members. For additional information contact Maxine Stone, (314) 963-0280 or Brad Bomanz, (636) 225-0555.
8/17 - 8/20 Telluride Mushroom Festival - SAVE THE WEEK-END!
37th ANNUAL TELLURIDE MUSHROOM FESTIVAL - Telluride Colorado
The 37th Telluride Mushroom Festival celebrates the many uses of fungi (all things mycology). Telluride has hosted the quirky Mushroom Festival for over 30 years. The festival is a celebration of all things fungal -- connoisseurs find themselves in good company amongst enthusiasts, experts, and scientists. Interests range from scientific to culinary, curiosity to investigative. Activities of the weekend include lectures by renowned experts, cooking with mushrooms, and guided hikes that focus on mushroom hunting and identification. Please help the Telluride Institute in supporting this unique event!
Tue. 8/30 7:00 PM
CLASS - Springfield-Greene County Library
10 COMMON EDIBLE MUSHROOMS of MISSOURI
Join MOMS Springfield Chapter for the fourth of four annual educational classes. This is a members only event. At this class you will learn 10 common edible mushrooms that are found in Missouri. The class will be given at the Springfield-Greene County Library District, 4653 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65810 [room B]. These classes are free for MOMS members. For additional information email Dan Liles or give him a call at (417) 725-9481.
Sun. 9/3 10:00 AM
FORAY - Rockwood Reservation
The Department of Conservation operates these 1,880 acres as an area for conservation education. Make your reservations and find out where and when to meet, by contacting Charlie Raiser at (314) 773-4551 or email him at email@example.com.
9/7 - 9/10 NAMA Northwoods Foray 2017
NAMA ANNUAL CONFERENCE/FORAY - Cable, Wisconsin
Please plan to attend this year's extravaganza in Cable, Wisconsin.
Registration is now open for the NAMA Northwoods Foray to be held in northwestern Wisconsin. Plan to attend! Attendance is limited to 300 and you must be a current NAMA member.
Learn from the best professional mycologists around: Nicholas Money (U of Miami, Ohio), Michael Beug (Emeritus, Evergreen State U), and Greg Mueller (Chicago Botanic Garden), Lisa Grubisha (UW-Green Bay), Greg Thorn (U of Western Ontario), Heather Hallen-Adams (U of Nebraska), Daniel Lindner (Forest Products Lab at UW), Peter Kennedy (U of MN), Dr. Andy Miller (U of Illinois), Jonathan Walton (Michigan State U), Gary Lincoff (NY Botanical Garden), Tom Volk (UW-LaCrosse), and others. The Chief Mycologist will be Dr. Patrick Leacock, a long-time NAMA member and scientist at the Field Museum in Chicago. Registration to this event will include lodging at Lakewood Resort, all meals, and all programs, presentations, and forays.
To find out more about the event Click Here. Register soon as this will be a sell-out!
Tue. 9/12 6:00 pm
BiMonthly Meeting - Powder Valley Nature Center
PRESENTATION - Susan Goldhor, biologist, mycologist, researcher, writer
We are so lucky to have Susan Goldhor for our September Bi-monthly meeting. She is an amazing writer and researcher and absolutely loves all things mushrooms.
Susan was trained as an animal biologist and spent her career working with how dogs behave around sheep, how fish behave around longline bait, and working out ways to eliminate waste in seafood processing plants. She has carried out research in eastern Anatolia, around the Alaskan coast out to the Aleutians, and in New England, where she lives. Having learned that the puffballs on her lawn were edible, she joined the Boston Mycological Club about 20 years ago, to learn how to score more free food. Volunteering to write a column for the Club’s Bulletin got her interested fungal biology and especially fungal ecology. That column indirectly led to her to becoming the president of the BMC and a columnist for both Mushroom the Journal and Fungi.
Susan credits her earlier work on animal behavior and the fact that she comes from a family of clinical family systems psychologists for her interest in how fungi behave in relationships.
Dont miss this talk. It's going to be one of a kind! For additional information please contact Maxine Stone at (314) 963-0280 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat. 9/16 10:00 AM
FORAY - Tower Tee Golf Center
Tower Tee, located at 6727 Heege Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123, has been a tradition in St. Louis golf for 51 years, and boasts the oldest and busiest golf range in the area. Roy Lotz, former head carpenter at Forest Park Hylands Amusement Park, built the range and miniature golf buildings in 1963 on a site that once functioned as a brick yard. This year they will open to MOMS for a morning foray and Potluck event.
We start at 10am and will meet in the pavilion at noon to check our harvest. Potluck to share is encouraged. Feel free to email Steve Lotz, now Owner & Head PGA Pro, at email@example.com.
Sun. 9/17 11:00 AM
FORAY - Charleville Winery Food Foray
It is that time of year again, early Fall, for one of my favorite MOMS events. We have had this Foray at Charleville Vineyards, Winery & Microbrewery for quite a few years. Jack and Joal Russell allow us to use the lower level and porch of their 1800's B&B log cabin. Bring a dish to share, service ware, and your own drinks. We will taste the wonderful wine and beer made by the Russell's - no outside alcoholic beverages allowed. Come join MOMS and enjoy a glass of Missouri wine at 11:00 AM on September 17th at the CHARLEVILLE WINERY located at 16937 Boyd Road, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri 63670. Space is limited for this remarkable foray and event so get your reservations in early by contacting Sara Yates at (314) 757-5711 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun. 9/24 10:00 AM
FORAY - Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park
Come join MOMS at Bootlegger's Trail in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park located at 13236 Streetcar Dr, Maryland Heights, MO 63043. Maryland Heights is home to Creve Coeur Park, one of the region's most popular parks, which is operated by St. Louis County. Bootlegger’s Trail is a hidden gem located within the ‘upper’ section of Creve Coeur Park and is now more than 5.5 miles in length, with several interesting features. The trail is comprised of dirt footing and is virtually root and rock free and a great place to tack on some trail miles if the ultra-groomed loops of the main park are becoming too boring. The trail is shaded and offers a little bit of everything from gentle rolling hills, flat stretches and switchbacks. Contact Judi Thomas at (314) 439-5724 or email her at email@example.com to find out exactly where to meet.
9/28 - 10/1 - SAVE THE DATE!
MOMS ANNUAL FALL FORAY - Lake of the Ozarks State Park
Change is hard. Let me tell you about a change that you will want to know about. There is good news and bad news. The bad news first . . . .
The bad news is that we will no longer be having our Annual Fall Foray at Camp Latonka and Mingo National Wildlife Refuge. There have been many issues with Camp Latonka. Some of us went down to the Mingo area to check out a few other facilities . . but found none to our liking. Darn. Mingo is a gorgeous place to hunt.
The good news is that we have found a wonderful place to lodge. It is Lake of the Ozarks State Park. There are many trails in the area and hunting should be good if there is sufficient rain. There is a large kitchen and dining area, with barracks for sleeping…also many hotels in the area. This location is also central to most of our chapters (sorry Ozark Chapter) and we should get a very big turn out because of that.
Mark your calendars now and plan to come to MOMS Annual Fall Foray at Lake of the Ozarks State Park. We will be having a contest to rename this annual MOMS Fall Foray, so start thinking now of a clever name.
We have a fantastic line up of speakers: Denis Benjamin, expert on poisonous mushrooms and many other things plus an amazing mycologist; Michael Kuo, of MushroomExpert.com and writer of many books on mycology; and Chris Crabtree, mycologist, naturalist and longtime friend of MOMS. Registration will begin in August . . . .
SPACE IS LIMITED SO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY.
Wed. 10/11 6:30 PM
CLASS - Brentwood Public Library
10 COMMON EDIBLE MUSHROOMS OF MISSOURI
Join MOMS for the fourth of four annual educational classes. This is a members only event. At this class you will learn an additional 10 common edible mushrooms that are found in Missouri. The class will be given at the Brentwood Public Library, 8765 Eulalie Ave, St. Louis, MO 63144. These classes are free for MOMS members. For additional information contact Maxine Stone, (314) 963-0280 or Brad Bomanz, (636) 225-0555.
10/6 - 10/8 Weekend Foray
CAMPOUT FORAY - Rock Bridge State Park
Join MOMS Mid-MO Chapter for the Mid-MO Fall Weekend Campout Foray at Rock Bridge State Park just south of Columbia Friday afternoon October 6 - Sunday afternoon October 8, 2017. We will meet and camp at the special use campsite located in the Gans Creek Wild Area off of 163, and will campout Friday and Saturday. There are pit toilets but no other facilities. There are plenty of hotels close by for those who don’t like to rough it. We will foray Saturday starting at 9:30AM meeting at the special use camp.
Please bring a dish for potluck dinner on Friday and for lunch on Saturday.
Please make your reservations early by contacting Stan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sat. 10/7 10:00 AM
FORAY - Hazlet State Park (Carlisle, Illinois)
This foray will be at HAZLET STATE PARK. Please come and join us anytime during the event. We will hunt for all the wonderful fall mushrooms all day long. Make your reservations and find out where to meet, by contacting Leland Von Behren at (618) 259-8517 or Steve Booker at email@example.com or (618) 980-0866.
Sat. 10/7 10:00 AM
CLASS - MDC Central Regional Office
10 COMMON EDIBLE MUSHROOMS of MISSOURI
Join MOMS Mid-MO Chapter for the fourth of four annual educational classes. This is a members only event. At this class you will learn ten common edible mushrooms that are found in Missouri. The class will be given at the Missouri Dept. of Conservation Central Regional Office, 3500 East Gans Road. Columbia, MO, 65201 at 10 a.m. These classes are free for MOMS members. For additional information and to register, please contact Malissa Briggler at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stan Hudson at email@example.com.
10/27 - 10/29 Weekend Foray
CAMPOUT FORAY - "The Hawnting" - Hawn State Park
Join MOMS members on October 27th for a fun filled ghoulish time at HAWN STATE PARK for the MOMS annual Spooktacular fall foray. If we are lucky the ghouls and mushrooms should be out with a vengeance. Make your reservations and find out where and when to meet by contacting Shannon Stevens by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (314) 481-4131.
Sun. 11/5 11:00 AM
"WILDTIMES" - FOODFEST & FORAY - Babler State Park, Alta Shelter
MOMS is having its "WILD TIMES" once again. For those of you who haven't been able to make this spectacular event, the potluck is absolutely outstanding and not to be missed. It will start at 11AM. Sign up early by contacting Jan Simons Raiser at (314) 773-4551 or email@example.com or Steve Booker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (618) 980-0866.
Tue 11/14 6:00 pm
BiMonthly Meeting - Powder Valley Nature Center
Begins at 6:00pm at POWDER VALLEY NATURE CENTER - 11715 Cragwold Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122. This is MOMS ANNUAL FUNGI PHOTO SHOW. Take photos all season. In November, put them on a flash drive and show them at our Annual Photo Show, where we can take a look at your beautiful creations. Don’t be shy. It’s lots of fun. For additional information contact Maxine Stone at (314) 963-0280 or email her at VeryMaxine@aol.com.