Mycology beats urology anyday  
Updated Aug 28 2014
Quick Info
The Vancouver Mycological Society, based in Vancouver Canada, is a club devoted to the study of mushrooms and fungi.
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.:: Meetings ::.  .:: VMS Events ::. .:: Forays ::.

Regular Meetings
Held the 2nd Tuesday of every month
except January, July, & August
in the Floral Hall of
Van Dusen Botanical Garden
at 37th & Oak in Vancouver

Tue Sep 9   7:30 pm
Speaker: Dr. Thom O'Dell. Dr. O'Dell has over 35 years experience collecting, studying, growing, & eating mushrooms. His research has ranged from ecology of mycorrhizae to applied mycoremediation and other topics. He received his BS from the Evergreen State College and a Ph.D. in Botany and Plant Pathology from Oregon State University.
Topic: The Hype and Hope of Mycoremediation. How fungi can and can't be used in environmental clean up. What is the potential of mycoremediation, what are its limitations, and what are the impediments to its commercialization?

Bring along fungi you've found
  for the display table & please
remember to bring back library books

35th Vancouver Mushroom Show
Sun Oct 26 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Floral Hall
Van Dusen Botanical Garden
37th Ave. & Oak St.

Richmond Mushroom Show
Sun Nov 2   11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Richmond Nature Park
11851 Westminster Highway,
just west of No. 5 Rd on the north side


.:: Other Events ::.

Sunshine Coast Mushroom Festival
Fri Oct 17 to Sun Oct 19

Manning Park Foray
Fri eve Oct 3 to Sun noon Oct 5

Payment due at September mtg ($100?)

  • Two nights accommodation at the Last Resort in Manning Park
  • all meals from Friday supper through Sunday lunch
  • forays on Saturday
  • a presentation on some fungal topic at least one evening (maybe both)
  • Sunday morning show & tell

No other forays planned yet for this season

Miscellaneous Links

Identification links:

VMS Manning Park Study 2004-2009:
Upcoming About News Mycofile Library Gallery Links
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