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Cortinarius Poisoning Article

Fungi NewsGary sent me this today so I thought I'd share:

"Here's a link to our article on the 1st case of Cortinarius poisoning in the Western Hemishphere. Watch those Corts!"

Urbani Truffles Opens in NYC

In the NewsDennis Aita sent this in earlier today. Read the NY Times Article here:

I, Mold -- what we have in common with the fungi

Fungi NewsThe cover story in Science News this issue is about the fungus amongus. The cover photo is gorgeous: "Conquering the rising tide of infection is hindered by the many similarities between humans and fungi."

Gary Lincoff in Central Park June 27

Society News
Soldiering through heat and humidity, Gary Lincoff led a group of 30+ intrepid mushroomers through Central Park in our first walk of the Summer 2010 season. Though only a dozen taxa were observed there was one unusual find, a fresh, beautiful Volvariella bombycina!
Thanks to Zhennya Slootskin of for her photographs.

To see the Species List READ MORE

Gary 1Gary 2Gary 3Gary 4Bombycina

Jamaica Bay Biolblitz Report

In the News
bioblitz logoIf you would like to read about the Jamaica Bay Bioblitz go here.


NY Times: Mushroom Cultivation in Bushwick

In the NewsJust spotted this in the Times. A community garden in Bushwick, Brooklyn is producing cultivated mushrooms:

More Pickled Mushroom Recipes from Eugenia Bone

Fungi NewsricpickmushrmpieLate last year, Eugenia Bone's marinated mushroom recipes attracted over fifty readers at this website.

For more pickled mushroom recipes have a look at her blog this week at Well-Preserved.

At left is her Riccotta & Pickled Mushroom Pie. Mmm!

Visit Eugenia Bone at Her Blog: Well-Preserved

In the NewsYou have had the pleasure of reading Eugenia Bone's contributions to our newsletter. For more, you can read her book Well-Preserved and her blog of the same name. This week's entry is about mushrooms featuring a Marinated Mushroom recipe :-P Go to: Well-Preserved where by scrolling to the end, you can subscribe to receive the latest installment delivered to your email inbox!

10/11/09 South Mountain Walk

Society NewsWe had a large turnout on a splendid Autumn day for a walk at the South Mountain Reservation in Milburn, NJ, Good fruitings of Entoloma abortivum were foraged along with honeys, blewits, Hen of the Woods and Chicken. Gary Lincoff served as mycologist with an assist from Paul Sadowski. Thanks to Laura Biscotto for organizing the foray.

Bat fungus now found in Europe

Fungi NewsAn update to Pam Kray's article about bat fungus that was reported at the July 25-29 2009 Botany and Mycology meeting in Snowbird, Utah. One of the first, and largest, infestations of the fungus was found less than 2 hours from NYC. It now has been seen in Europe, though there have been no die-offs there, as there have been here. Link

News From NAMA: The Journal McIlvainea Available; 2009 Foray Registration Open

Fungi NewsThe current issue of McIlvainea, NAMA's annual journal of American amateur mycology, is now online. By clicking on the links in the sidebar, you can open section after section in traditional format. This issue includes articles by Else Vellinga, Brandon Matheny, Ron Petersen and Karen Hughes, Michael Beug and Marilyn Shaw, Andrus Voitk, and a Voucher Report for the last two annual forays. If you prefer paper, each file is formatted for easy printing.

Get McIlvainea here.

Registration is now open for the NAMA 2009 foray in Lafayette, LA, November 26-29, 2009. To learn more and to register, visit this page on the NAMA website:
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