The KVMS was founded in 1986 as an association of those interested
in mushrooms, especially in Kansas. Our membership includes a few
professionals although most of us are amateurs, and beginners are
welcome. Every other month we publish a newsletter, The
Kansas Mycolog, which lists scheduled activities, articles by
and reports of forays.
We formerly scheduled forays for the second Saturday of each month
April through October. Meetings were held the following
so the collections from the forays could be viewed. Dry weather
conditions have caused us to be more flexible on scheduling forays, but
we have maintained the meeting schedule. During the
months there are no forays, but the same schedule (Wednesday following
the second Saturday) holds for meetings. We normally meet at the
Free State Brewery from 5:30 to 7:00 for meals. Occasional guest
speakers or other programs may result in changes, but both forays and
meeting schedules will be sent in emails.
Membership is open to anyone who is interested in mushrooms.
To join the group email Ron Meyers with your postal address and phone
number to email@example.com.
We are no longer collecting the $8 yearly dues but contributions to
allow us to pay for visiting mycologist's presentations would be appreciated.
Our club is affiliated with the North
Mycological Association (NAMA).
This is an important organization contributing to the science of
mycology and well worthy of our support. In addition our
affiliation allows members who wish to join NAMA to save a small amount
($5) on their membership.
If you join through us the dues are $24 for members who
receive their publications by electronic delivery; $30 for those who
receive publications through mail delivery. We feel supporting
NAMA is so important we are asking members who join to add $8 to the
NAMA dues to allow us to maintain our affiliation.
For either contributions to the club funds or for NAMA membership checks
be made to "Kaw Valley Mycological Society" and sent to the treasurer:
Rebecca Finney, 1704 E. 975 Road, Lawrence, KS 66049. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW ON THE SITE
January 28, 2014: New dues structure in Membership.
June 11, 2014: Calendar updated.
April 27, 2014: What's Up updated.
March 30, 2014: Officers updated.
September 9, 2013: Club News updated.
A Guide to Kansas
Mushrooms by Bruce Horn, Richard Kay, and Dean Abel
A Checklist of Kansas Mushrooms
by Richard Kay
Wild Mushrooms Worth Knowing by
Mushrooms in Kansas (NAMA Slide Program
# 23) by Ron Meyers
OFFICERS FOR 2014
(Updated June 11, 2014)
Saturday, June 14:
Foray at Briedenthal Woods. With the recent rainfall giving
promise of mushrooms, Sherry has scheduled a foray at Briedenthal for
Saturday. A caravan will depart her home, 601 Mississippi, at
9:00. Parking for the entrance is on the west side of the road at
the base of a long, steep hill on Douglas County 1055, about one
mile south of the junction with County 460.
Wednesday, June 18, is the date for our dinner at Free State from
5:30 to 7:00. If you have not attended previously we meet in the private room upstairs.
UP (Updated April 26, 2014)
Morels are up and being collected at numerous locations..
(Updated September 8, 2013)
By Ron Meyers
We had a full basement for Britt Bunyard's presentation on August
20. The forays the next two days were not nearly as well
attended, but the variety of mushrooms collected was very rewarding.
Of particular note was the start of the foray at Atchison. Five
minutes from the parking area we found Rhodotus palmatus and another 5
minutes Entonaema liquescens. The latter is only depicted in the
Kansas field guide. Britt Bunyard said that 90% of the
mycologists in the US had never seen either one. They would have
declared their day a success right then. In addition a few new to
Kansas mushrooms were collected. If anyone wants to see the
complete list if you will email me I will forward it to you.
Richard "Skip" Kay has
produced a supplement to his very useful A Checklist of Kansas
He has added 200 species to the original checklist that he compiled in
1989. If you have this publication you will certainly want the
To order the First
you should send $1.00 to Richard Kay, 601 Mississippi, Lawrence, KS
Skip is not trying to make any profit from this supplement, and says he
will just about break even by the time he puts postage on an envelope
returns it to you. However, I would suggest that if you wish you
could include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with the order.
It would at least make it easier for him to return the supplement to
Department of History
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS USA 66045-2130
KEY TO LINCOFF'S AUDUBON FIELD GUIDE
The summer 1985 issue of
the Journal contained a trial dichotomous key to Gary Lincoff's
Field Guide. I have copied the key to my computer and
permission from both Gary and Maggie Rogers, the editor of the
to provide it to anyone who is interested and can receive it through
The file is written in
Wordperfect. If you are capable of reading Wordperfect documents
the best way to send it would be as a .wpd attachment. If not let
me know and I will send it as a text document, which will lose some of
CORRECTIONS FOR MUSHROOMS OF NORTHEASTERN
A correction sheet for
this book updated July 24, 2000 is available. Alan Bessette
agreed to let me distribute it over the internet to anyone who needs
It is also available in either Wordperfect or as a text document.
The Wordperfect document looks better, but as it is only a correction
it does not make much difference.
MYXOMYCETES OF OHIO
Dr. Harold Keller, a native
Kansan with degrees from both Kansas Wesleyan University and Kansas
has co-authored a book on Myxomycetes. While this is not a Kansas
book, most of the species can occur in Kansas. Check the Myxomycetes
link for information on this book.
The featured mushrooms are Morchella
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