OPMS Events Calendar

Upcoming Events
Plans so far in 2020:

Our events are currently on hold until the virus event has concluded.

Something to take part in on earth day 2020

March 11th our first start back meeting. Speaker: Britt Bunyard, PhD Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal Fungi. As a college professor he has taught a broad range of undergraduate and graduate Biology courses, including Evolution, Microbiology, Mycology, Invertebrate Zoology, Plant Physiology, Biochemistry and Environmental Science. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books.

April 8th CANCELED/ Speaker Jenise Bauman, is a restoration ecologist and professor at Western Washington University in Huxley College of the Environment on the Peninsula. Her recent research foci include below ground interactions of beneficial fungi during restoration, impact of invasive species on plant-fungal mutualisms, and plant pathology within forest restoration. This should be a very interesting topic!


Past Events in 2019:

As mentioned on a previous page our members get to enjoy several forays in the spring and again in the fall. All we’re waiting for is perfect mushroom weather! Check this page often to see if there is a foray or class planned. The plan this fall is to have several one day forays.

Guest speakers:

September 11 (second Wednesday) We are having Jay Doty his topic; Medical uses of Psylicybin mushrooms in the treatment of medical conditions. Not a class to teach drug users how to ID Psylicybins. Time: Doors open 6:30PM speaker starts at 7:00PM – 9:00PM. Location: Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, Sequim

Other speakers TBD

October 9 (Second Wednesday) Meeting discussion is to be on “what to take when mushroom hunting & how not to get lost!” Put on by club officers. Doors open at 6:30 Meeting starts at 7:00

November 13 (Second Wednesday) guest speaker is Steve Trudell   who co-authored “Mushrooms of the Pacific northwest”. His topic: Mushroom ecology w/ trees. This will also be elections night and our last meeting until spring of next year.   Location: Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, Sequim

Upcoming classes

Nov 9th at 3pm – mushroom growing

Lili Athair of Moral Compass (out near Joyce) will be teaching a mushroom growing class at her farm. The charge will be $20 for members $25 for non-members. This includes a mushroom growing kit. You can pay at the class but you must pre-register as space is limited.  If interested email us at Directions will be emailed after you register.

Past Events

The 3rd Annual Forks Foray was held at the Three Rivers Resort October 27-29th, 2017.

April 12-14 2018 We had a most successful workshop with Fred Rhodes . For those of you who attended the general meeting at Gardiner, Fred Rhodes’ “Mushrooms in 3D” was an excellent introduction to the season.

2018 The two day class at the Dungeness River Audubon Center focused on learning how to use keys and computer software to identify mushrooms. Danny Miller will continue that process with us on May 3 when we will host him for an all day class at the Dungeness River Audubon Center. There should be many more mushrooms out by then!

If you are interested in signing up for any of the events please contact us. Please feel free to show up early with mushrooms so we can work on getting them ID’ed. Meetings are open to the public & snacks are provided.