Presented by: Karen Ryan
Meeting at: Denver Botanic Gardens (NOTE: we are in a new location at DBG. Please see below for details) on April 13, 2015. The doors open at 7:00pm and the program will begin at 7:30pm
April's meeting presentation will delve into
Ethnomycology, the study of the historical uses and
sociological impact of fungi from Ancient times to
current. We’ll be looking at the impact of fungi
through the aspect of our Mind, Body and Spirit.
You may be surprised how much various societies
have been impacted by mushrooms, yeasts and other
myco-”creatures” over the course of human history.
Ethnomycology can be
considered a subfield of ethnobotany or
We are meeting in the Plant Society House at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street. (Map). This is a new location at DBG.
The Plant Society House is at the Northwest corner of the Denver Botanic Gardens grounds, east of the Japanese Tea House. The Plant Society building faces east and has wooden steps and a ramp for wheelchair accesss.
Parking Notes: Members not requiring special parking accomodation should park in the main vistor parking on York Street, east of the Gardens. Members requiring special parking accomodation should feel free to park in the parking lot closer to the Plant Society House. This parking lot is located behind the greenhouse complex and is accessed through a gate on York Street.
Foray schedule for 2015 is not available yet
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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.
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
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.