When: TUESDAY (changed from the usual Monday), July 12, 7:30 pm
(bring mushrooms at 7:00 for identification)
Where: Plant Society House*
Our July meeting on Tuesday the 12th will feature CMS members at 6 tables teaching and demonstrating techniques to help you Identify Your Mushrooms.
1. COLL ECTING mushrooms in the field.
What are the best techniques and tools to use in the field when you find a mushroom?
2. PHOTOGRAPHING your mushrooms
How do you arrange your mushrooms and then take the picture? ( both in situ and off site).
3. MAKING A SPORE PRINT
How do you make fresh spore prints, especially of gilled mushrooms? Why do it? How do you keep the print intact?
4. HABITAT RECORDING
Why is it important to record habitats?... and what do you note about the habitat? How do you identify native trees?
5. DESCRIBING YOUR MUSHROOM
What are the important features to record? What are some mycological terms to use? What helpful books and websites are available?
6. PRESERVING SPECIMENS FOR SCIENCE
How do we dry specimens carefully for future studies, especially genetic studies?
Although CMS meetings are open to the public, non-CMS members may now be required to pay the Denver Botanic Gardens entrance fee (adults, $12.50). Tell the gatekeeper you are going to a meeting. Current CMS members will not need to pay to enter the Gardens (In the future, you may possibly be asked to show your CMS membership card or say that you're a current member of CMS when entering the Gardens for a CMS meeting).
*Plant Society House - go in the main gate, walk way back past the greenhouses which are on your right; turn right past the greenhouses, then turn left and it is the small building straight ahead.
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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.
- 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.