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Cortinarius caperatus

Species: C. caperatus Genus: Cortinarius Attributes Cap: radial striations, wrinkles, 5-15 cm broad Gills: short, adnexed Stem: membranous ring in middle of stem, 5-13 cm long, 1-2.5 cm thick Spore print: rusty brown This lovely edible mushroom was long known as Rozites caperata before genetic studies revealed that it belonged to

Cortinarius caperatus2023-11-26T08:53:14-07:00

Appalachia NAMA Foray Scholarship

North American Mycological Society's Annual Foray Appalachia NAMA 2023 The Alberta Mycological Society (AMS) is pleased to announce that the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) has awarded our Society a scholarship to attend its Appalachia NAMA Foray 2023, held from August 24-27, 2023, at the Kanuga

Appalachia NAMA Foray Scholarship2023-05-06T19:13:48-06:00

A Successful AGM and President’s Dinner

2023 Annual General Meeting & President's Dinner We held our first in-person Annual General Meeting (AGM) and President's dinner since 2019 at the Santa Maria Goretti Italian Centre in Edmonton on March 18th, 2023. Andy MacKinnon, coauthor of Mushrooms of British Columbia, delivered two outstanding presentations to us: A

A Successful AGM and President’s Dinner2023-03-31T21:12:27-06:00

Urban Mushroom Video Series

Urban Mushrooms You don't always need to drive far out of town to find fascinating fungi. They're all over Edmonton, Calgary, and Red Deer, even the edible ones.Long time member of our Society, Martin Osis is putting together a video series about urban mushrooms. He's just released the second

Urban Mushroom Video Series2022-12-01T17:59:27-07:00

Foray Report – Hinton Area – July 2, 2022

Hinton Area Foray Date: Saturday, July 2, 2022 (5 hours) Location: William A. Switzer Provincial Park (Gregg Lake Campground) Foray Leader(s): Martin Osis, former president AMS, and Melanie Fjoser, Director-at-Large Attendees: 20 Weather: Fine, misty rain, cool temperatures Terrain: Campground trails with hills Vegetation: - During this foray, approximately

Foray Report – Hinton Area – July 2, 20222024-05-29T11:35:59-06:00

Alberta Mycological Society Statement about Mushroom Identification Apps

The Alberta Mycological Society (AMS) does not support the use of mushroom identification apps that use artificial intelligence (Google Lens, Mushroom Identify, etc.). These apps are unable to determine key identification features such as spore print colour, habitat, colour changes, and odours, and thus, it is impossible for them

Alberta Mycological Society Statement about Mushroom Identification Apps2021-07-05T20:49:10-06:00

Great News for Alberta Provincial Parks!

We wish everyone a safe, warm and wonderful holiday! Hoping that 2021 will bring us back to a sense of normalcy and many great mushroom finds! Nature Alberta share wonderful news with us that no provincial parks in Alberta will be closed as previously indicated by our government! Check

Great News for Alberta Provincial Parks!2020-12-25T19:07:18-07:00

Parks Canada Wants Your Feedback!

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society has posted a reminder that every two years, the Parks Canada Minister must collect and receive feedback from the public regarding the National Parks in Canada. Until October 30th, 2020, letters can be sent to Parks Canada or you can provide your input

Parks Canada Wants Your Feedback!2020-10-24T21:17:23-06:00

Fungal Conservation in Alberta Webinar

Fungal Conservation in Alberta Webinar SEPTEMBER 22, 2020, 7:00PM-9:00PM MST Fungi are vital components of all ecosystems on earth, performing important functions in nutrient cycling, assisting plant growth, and even plant communication. But what is being done to ensure that fungus species don't become extinct? This webinar

Fungal Conservation in Alberta Webinar2020-08-29T12:35:24-06:00
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