NEXT MUSHROOM WALK – Memorial Day Weekend – Saturday – Van Cortlandt Park (East)





NYMS Pop-Up Walk in Van Cortlandt Park – East (near Woodlawn Cemetery)

Mushrooms! “Real” mushrooms! are out in Central Park! Lactarius! Suillus! Russula! Come see what’s up in Van Cortlandt Park this Saturday!Join Gary Lincoff for a pop-up walk in the north east woods of Van Cortlandt Park this Saturday, May 28th. We will meet at the corner of E. 233rd St & Jerome Avenue in the Bronx at 11 AM.

To get there, take the IRT 4 train to the end of the line, Woodlawn & Jerome Avenues. Descending from the platform, head east a few steps to Bainbridge Avenue and Woodlawn Cemetery where there is a bus stop. Here one can take the Bx16 one stop north to E. 233rd St. or walk (about 10 minutes).

The are no service disruptions scheduled for the IRT 4 train this weekend, but it is always advisable to check the MTA service alert web page:





MUSHROOM CLUBS in North America

This is North American Mycological Association’s list of ALL mushroom clubs in North America that are affiliated with NAMA. Contact the one nearest to you to find out where and when there are mushroom hunts in your area!


A program on edible wild mushrooms on NPR’s Science Friday………recorded May 13, 2016 


Clades are here to stay…..for awhile, anyway


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Clades are used in Botany and Zoology, as well as Fungi – and what they have to tell us is not insignificant or irrelevant.

Clades can show us the lineages of organisms. Knowing how to see past appearances to the reality of things can direct our research in so many fields.

Clades can help us choose particular groups to search for medicinal benefits that would otherwise escape us.

Clades can help us choose particular groups to work with in our efforts to develop tools for bio-remediation and myco-remediation.

In mushrooms, “gills,” and “pores,” and “teeth,” and such, even “puffball-like,” are terms useful for field identification, but not to understand much beyond that.

The clades we now know cut across all these easily observed field characteristics to show us the “real” relationships our mushrooms have.





ETHNOBOTANY: A FIELD STUDY at the New York Botanical Garden

4 Wednesdays, June 8 – 29, 2016



Paul Stamets mushroom lecture at the New School on Wed. June 17th





Mushrooms for People and Planet: Ancient Allies for Modern Maladies


Wednesday, June 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Here is the new location:
The New School
John L. Tishman Auditorium
University Center
65 Fifth Avenue (at 13th Street)

Free admission


Paul Stamets, legendary author, mycologist, medical researcher and entrepreneur, gives an informative lecture on mushrooms that aims to deepen the understanding of and respect for organisms that exist literally under every footstep we take. His presentation covers a range of mushroom species and new research showing how mushrooms can help the health of people and planet. An introduction is offered by acclaimed mycologist Gary Lincoff who will comment on the speculative nature of mushroom research.


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