The Colorado Mycological Society is a non-profit organization established in 1967 to
advance the understanding of, and to stimulate interest in, the field of mycology.

Colorado Polypores 101
Presented by: Brian Barzee

Monday, April 14 at 7:30pm.

The program will be of great interest to naturalists, historians, mycologists, and happy collectors in our native environments.

Brian Barzee is a long time member of both the Pikes Peak Mycological Societyand the Colorado Mycological Society. He has been collecting and studying polypores with great enthusiasm these past few seasons and has prepared an interesting presentation designed to capture your interest and help you understand the role polypores and woody conks play in the natural world.

We are meeting at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street. (Map)

Next foray: Check back for the schedule of Foray's. We are planning an active year. Let's hope the weather cooperates.

PHOTO CONTEST 2013 RESULTS - click on photos for higher resolution file. Click back button to return to this page.

First Prize - Mila Essam
Xerampelina campanella
  First Prize - Ikuko Lubow
Mycena pura

First Prize - Mike Essam
Parasola cap

artistic first   documentary 1   ag1
Second Prize - Dave Watson
Lycoperdon perlatum
  Second Prize - Ikuko Lubow
  Second Prize - Lee Gillman
Boletus harvest
artistic 2   documentary 2   artistic 2
Third Prize - Ikuko Lubow
Mycena pura
  Third Prize - Mila Essam
  Third Prize - John Bryce
artistic 3   documentary 3   anything goes 3



CMS Meetings:

  • Meetings are held on the second Monday night of each month, from March through October, at 7:30 PM. The doors open at 7:00. This year we are back at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street (Map). The meetings are in Mitchell Hall. There is no charge to get into the Botanic Gardens in the evening to attend a CMS meeting.

  • CMS meetings provide an informal opportunity to socialize and exchange information with others interested in mycology.

  • Each meeting features a lecture and/or slide presentation on mycology or a related subject.

  • Speakers include nationally known mycologists, outside specialists and knowledgeable members

  • Visitors & members are encouraged to bring the mushrooms they find to the meetings.

  • Knowledgeable members will be happy to help you identify the mushrooms you have found.

A Call for Volunteers for CMS — The Colorado Mycological Society depends on volunteers from the membership to deliver its services to the general membership. Many, if not most, of the volunteer positions do not require extensive knowledge of mycology. What they do require is enthusiasm and a willingness to devote a few hours each month to the position.

Although most of the committees currently have chairpersons assigned to them, there are still a few that require a chairperson. If you would like to volunteer for one of these "open" committee positions, contact Karen Ryan by phone at 303-355-5966 or by email).

If you would like to serve on a committee that is currently chaired or obtain more information about the activities of the committee, contact the chairperson directly.