Mycelium Sculpture on display at MOA

A unique pyramidal sculpture composed entirely of mushrooms is now on display at the Denver Museum of Art’s Museum of Outdoor Arts’ Marjorie Sculpture Park,

Cook your enoki!

The enoki, or Flammulina velutipes, is an “exotic” edible mushroom that you can acquire at most regional specialty food stores. They’re pretty interesting because the

Forays amid Coronavirus

The Colorado Mycological Society takes science seriously. The current worldwide Coronavirus pandemic (“COVID‐19”) is having an unprecedented impact on the world. Because of the current

Ballot for 2020 Board of Directors

September 15, 2018 The CMS Nominating Committee (Linda deLeon, Greg Sanchez, and Shruti Chowdhary) propose the following slate of candidates for CMS officers and other members of the Board of Directors.   A full description of the election of officers is available at   INSTRUCTIONS: To vote, please reply to this email address. You may indicate that you Vote to approve the entire slate Vote to approve the following directors: [list their names] Your vote must be received no later than noon on October 14, 2019! Results of the election will be announced at the regular monthly meeting on October 14th, to be held from 7pm – 9pm in Gates Hall at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  Lichenologist Carly Andersen-Stewart will be the presenter at the meeting (presentation begins at 7:30pm).   Proposed Slate of Candidates for 2020 CMS Board (their terms begin at the October 2019 meeting) President-Elect: Jon Sommer Vice President: Elizabeth Vonne Secretary: Trina Wilson Treasurer: Elena Balandina Member-elected Board Member 1: Bryce Scriver Member-elected Board Member 2: Shruti Chowdhary   NOTE:  Other members of the Board will include Andy Wilson, formerly President-elect and 2020 President; also David Nazeri will become Past President and Linda deLeon will become Past-Past President.  Also, the new President may appoint and the new Board confirm another person to be the Board-elected Board Member specified in our Bylaws.

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The Problem With Mushroom People

– Guest post by 2019 member Alyssa Hartson   There are two types of people in this world- Those who hunt mushrooms and those who

2019 ANNUAL MUSHROOM FAIR @ Denver Botanic Gardens

Saturday and Sunday, August 10 & 11, 2019 Dear CMS members, The Colorado Mycological Society’s big show of 2019, the Annual Mushroom Fair will be held over two days at the Denver Botanic Garden, Saturday and Sunday, August 10 & 11, 2019. The CMS mission is to educate members and the public to wonderful and fascinating world of Mycology. In the past, in one day, over 2,000 folks have walked through the doors of Mitchell Hall on Sunday amazed and intrigued by the educational displays and hundreds of species brought in by members and others for display. Whether you are a CMS volunteer or simply a curious person wandering into Mitchell Hall, the exhibits and other attractions make the Fair a memorable experience. In order to guarantee this event to be successful for everyone, we need volunteers to help over the two days. On Saturday, August 10, CMS has Mitchell Hall reserved from noon – 5 p.m at the Denver Botanic Gardens. At that time the day will be filled with identifying mushrooms by experts and members. Throughout the day members can drop off specimens for the fair. Let Denver Botanic Gardens volunteers know you are dropping specimens off to Mitchell Hall. Note: Saturday is open to volunteers only, and not open to CMS members nor general public. At the same time, volunteers will start the task of arranging tables, displays, placing mushrooms in proper display areas and much more. On Sunday, August 11, we start our day at 8 am. Doors will open to the public at 11 am. Volunteers will be needed for general help, as well as specific representation at displays such as our Alpine or City mushrooms displays. Helping at the crafts table, making sure our hard working identifiers have water or what they made need to allow them a pleasant working environment. You also get the opportunity to meet and see our Chief Identifier, Dr. Andrew Methven, Vera Evenson and a host of expert Mycologists hard at work actually identifying and documenting for our future hundreds of species of fungi. If you would like to participate in the phenomenal event in any way, please contact one of the following CMS members. Elena Balandina: Karen Ryan: / 303 355 5966 David Nazeri: Let’s make 2019 the best yet!

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New CMS T-shirts!

NEW CMS SHIRTS AVAILABLE! Our design team did an incredible job of creating the brand new CMS t-shirts. Soft, comfortable, and totally rad. These will sell like hot cakes so get yours soon! T-shirts can be purchased at the 2019 Annual Mushroom Fair at Denver Botanic Gardens, or any CMS monthly meeting. The next meeting is Friday August 9 and the Mushroom Fair on August 11. $15 members $20 non-members

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Understanding winter mushrooms 101

The term “winter mushrooms” sounds like an oxymoron to most people and for the most part, they are correct. But if you’re “in the know”