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.
Forays are scheduled for the second Saturday of each month from
April through October. Meetings are usually held the following
so the collections from the forays can be viewed. During the
months there are no forays, but the same schedule (Wednesday following
the second Saturday) holds for meetings. We normally meet at the
Lawrence Public Library at 7:00 p.m. Programs may include slide
mushroom identification sessions, and guest speakers.
Membership is open to anyone who is interested in mushrooms.
Dues are $8 per year. There is a new cost structure for those who also wish to join the North
Mycological Association (NAMA).
If you join through us the added dues are $24 for members who
receive their publications by electronic delivery; $30 for those who
receive publications through mail delivery. This
represents a $5 saving over joining each separately. Checks
be made to "Kaw Valley Mycological Society" and sent to the treasurer:
Rebecca Finney, 1704 E. 975 Road, Lawrence, KS 66049. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW ON THE SITE
January 16, 2013: New dues structure in Membership.
November 10, 2013: Calendar updated.
April 29, 2013: What's Up updated.
March 30, 2013: Officers updated.
September 8, 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 2013
(Updated November 10, 2013)
We will meet for dinner in the private
dining room at Free State Brewery, 636 Massachusetts Street, at 5:30
Wednesday, November 13.
UP (Updated April 29, 2013)
We have reports of morels in most areas now, Just have to find them.
(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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