UPCOMING EVENTS - JULY 3, 2013
"Just for the Smell of It - Mushroom Common Scents"
We are pleased to have Walt Sturgeon present a non technical look at some wild mushrooms from an olfactory perspective. Included are: 1. Using scents to clinch an identification. 2. How to properly check for a mushroom’s odor. 3. Sniffing subjectivity and the power of suggestion. Scent and memory. This program should be a reminder to check for an odor in your attempt to identify a mushroom as well as to appreciate the fragrance of a known species. At a foray one should check a mushroom for its odor and then ask the question to others, “What’s this mushroom smell like to you?”. The answer may surprise you and lead to a friendly debate.
Walt is a renowned mushroom expert who resides in East Palestine, Ohio. He is the author of several books including Waxcap Mushrooms of Eastern North America,
Mushrooms and Macrofungi of Ohio and the Midwestern States, and
Mushrooms and Other Fungii of the West Virginia High Country. Walt is also the President of the Ohio Mushroom Society and recipient of both NAMA’s Award for Contributions to Amateur Mycology and NEMF’s Eximia Award, as well as an award winning photographer with photos published in numerous field guides.
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The meeting will be at the Intown Community Church, 2059 Lavista Road, Atlanta, 30329. We meet from 7:00 to 9:00 with a social time for snacking, identifying mushrooms, browsing guides and making friends. The social time begins at 6:30. Members bring snacks each month. A sign up list for volunteering to bring snacks will be passed around. This is a chance to learn some, connect some and get filled in on some of the club's plans for the year.
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DID YOU KNOW...
The Cobb County Regional Library System is hosting a presentation by MCG this June 22, 2013, click here or on the image above for more information.
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