We regret to announce that due to the horribly beautiful weather we continue to have and lack of glorious rain, this weekend’s foray scheduled for Saturday September 11th will be postponed until October 2nd. This will also act as the October meeting for The Hoosier Mushroom Society. After the driest Augusts since 1897 and still no rain.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause in weekend plans made. The Hoosier Mushroom Company retail and gift shop, at 30 E. Washington in Downtown Nashville, IN, will be open all weekend so if you are in the area please feel free to stop by and say hello. Also as members of the society, you have access to our library which contains books ranging from mushroom cultivation, identification, composting, cooking and more!
Again, here are the details for the next meeting of The Hoosier Mushroom Society that will take place Saturday October 2, 2010 at 3pm.
Next Meeting of the Hoosier Mushroom Society
The next meeting of this organization will take place October 2nd at 3pm. We are going to be meeting at Morgan-Monroe State Forest. There is a shelter located near Cherry Lake – at the junction of Forest Rd. and Service Rd. There is a large picnic area, and it is close to the forest office.
As with the last event, we would ask everyone to bring a good food or drink item so we can have a pitch-in dinner at the end of the event. Also, BYOB/cocktails.
Morgan Monroe State Forest is located between Martinsville, IN and Bloomington, IN – just east of State Road 37. Coming either North or South on S.R. 37, there will be signage along side the road for an entrance into the State Forest. Follow the signs toward the Park Office, which is very near the Cherry Lake Shelter.
Available at the Mason Ridge Campground, located behind the fire tower to the north of the Forest Office. There are picnic tables and grills at each of the primitive camping sites. We had a great time camping after the last event!
? – 3pm – Feel free to come early and hunt throughout the park until we first gather.
3:00 – 3:30 – Gather at Cherry Lake Shelter – Introductions
3:30 – 6:00 – Hunting time
6:00 – 8:00 – ID Our Finds, Food, Discussion
We will have printouts of a selected dichotomous key for everyone. We will work through the key together, learning some of the identification basics about what to look for, and how to use a key to identify mushrooms.
Also, be sure to check on your stem butt cultures. Just open the bag and the cardboard. You should see mycelial threads beginning to stretch away from the stem butt locations. They should be coming along nicely for those who made them at the last meeting. Be sure to bring it with you to this upcoming meeting.