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What Have I Found?

One of our members submitted these mushrooms from Lac Ste. Anne County, Alberta in 2016. Without additional information such as smell, spore print, etc, our best guess is that it looks like Leucopaxillus giganteus - the gills of which should peel off fairly easily.

What Have I Found?2019-05-14T13:05:54-06:00

What Have I Found?

One of our members sent in this photo of a mushrooms cluster he encountered on a foray in Bragg Creek. The cap is 4 cm in diameter and the stalk is 12 cm long and 1 cm thick. It was growing in moss in a pine / spruce forest.

What Have I Found?2019-02-23T10:09:02-07:00

“Morels are the name of the game” by Michael Moar

It was a brisk May morning, the rising sun steaming the dew from the blackened hillside. A university student, a line cook and an ex executive Chef. We meet in a parking lot in Beacon Hill, one of the worst hit communities in the 2016 wildfire. we exchange introductions,

“Morels are the name of the game” by Michael Moar2019-02-17T15:40:02-07:00

“How I Became a ‘Mushroomer’”by Christine Costello

As a very young child, I remember foraging for summer mushrooms in the Quebec woods. My parents, having come from Poland after the war, would get together with friends and look for edible mushrooms. Then, they would have a communal cookout of their wild mushrooms, with lots of sausages and

“How I Became a ‘Mushroomer’”by Christine Costello2019-02-23T09:40:25-07:00

“Thankful”by Rosemarie O’Bertos

The 2013 NAMA foray in California was everything I had expected and more. Never had I ventured on a foray off Canadian soil and there was so much to see. Everything grew way bigger there. They had weird moss covered trees with huge sprawling branches that were totally foreign

“Thankful”by Rosemarie O’Bertos2019-02-17T15:12:56-07:00

“Jack’s Amanita” by Martin Osis

Wednesday night, September 1, 2010 I was invited out to do a walk and talk at George Pegg Gardens near Glenevis at Lac St. Anne. The Pegg garden was named after George Pegg a pioneer farmer and amateur botanist whose family homesteaded the land. The homestead lay in a

“Jack’s Amanita” by Martin Osis2019-02-17T14:59:17-07:00

2019 Mushroom Expo – Event Report

On Sunday, August 19, 2018, the University Garden attracted more than 1500 visitors, many of whom also found their way to the Pine Pavillion where the AMS proudly showcased their annual Mushroom Expo. Some visitor comments included “Amazing”, “Delicious”, “Loved it”, ”We learned a lot”, “Thank you” and even,

2019 Mushroom Expo – Event Report2019-02-17T14:46:52-07:00

The University of Alberta’s New Mycologist!

The University of Alberta has a new mycologist on board. Welcome to Edmonton, Dr. Toby Spribille!

The University of Alberta’s New Mycologist!2018-12-13T13:47:07-07:00

Foray Guidelines & What To Bring

Foray Guidelines Please arrive at the specified time to receive the exact foray location, the plans for the day, and the return time. The Foray Leader will describe the area and let you know what time participants should return for mushroom identification. Listen carefully to this orientation. All participants

Foray Guidelines & What To Bring2024-04-26T08:17:33-06:00
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