The New York Mycological Society is pleased to present an evening with Long Litt Woon.
Long will discuss and read from her recently published memoir, The Way Through the Woods on Mushrooms and Mourning.
Monday, August 12th
6:00 – 8:00
Central Park Arsenal
830 5th Ave. (at 64th St.)
New York, NY 10065
Copies of the books will be available for purchase and signing
Long Litt Woon (born 1958 in Malaysia) is an Anthropologist and certified Mushroom Expert in Norway. She went to Norway in her youth as an exchange student. There she met and later married a Norwegian, Eiolf Olsen, and made Norway her home. She currently lives in Oslo, Norway. The author’s surname is Long in accordance to Chinese naming tradition.
To listen to an interview with Long Litt Woon, click here.
To read an excerpt from The Way Through the Woods, click here.
Greg Thorn and Cyphelloid Fungi by Leah Krauss
Indian Style Curried Lactarius in Coconut Milk by Dennis Aita
Thai Curry Lactarius in Coconut Milk by Juniper Perlis
Stepping Up Your Mushroom Game: 10 Surprising Ways iNaturalist Can Help by Sigrid Jakob
Who’s in a Name? by John Dawson
Appalachian Fungi: A Field Guide by Walter E. Sturgeon review by Tom Bigelow
Mycommentary by Ethan Crenson
Notes from the 2019 Business Meeting
Prospect Park Pop-up Walk 3/03/2019
Woods around the Audubon Boathouse and the Ramble, 3 hr walk, ~10 people attending
Wintry mix a couple of days this week, with snow accumulation Fri, mostly melted on Sat. Cold and fair with most snow gone. ~65 species. This is a provisional list. There are a few more things left to ID. Thanks to Vivien Tartter (=Vicky) for compiling the first pass.
*=new to park , **new to city
**Cytospora sp. (found on 6th St. on my way home from PP.)
Eutypella cf. leprosa
Fracchiaea broomeana (Nitschkia broomeana)
Macrodiplodiopsis desmazieresii (found on 6th St. on my way to PP, so not new to park per se.)
Unidentified yellow discomycete
CRUSTS & PARCHMENT
Dendrothele cf. alliacea
Hymenochaetopsis olivacea (Hydnochaete olivacea)
A toothy crust
unidentified crust returned for possible ID – black velvety going to brown on older side.
NYMS Pop-Up Walk, Kissena Park, Queens, February 3, 2019
Eleven people showed up for the first ever NYMS walk in Kissena Park. A mild day after a cold, cold week. We turned up some interesting fungi: Rhytidhysteron rufulum, which had been found only once before in NYC (February 2016 in High Rock Park, Staten Island, found by Hiromi); and a couple of firsts for the city – the fantastically fragrant Trametes suaveolens, growing on a dead cottonwood tree; Hypoxylon perforatum; the slime mold Dictydiaethalium plumbeum.
*= New to NYC
Phomopsis sp. (on pokeweed)
Unknown Eutypelloid Pyrenomycete on a brown stroma
Unknown bitunicate on London Plane (Lophiostomataceae)
Unknown brown blobby thing
Inwood Hill Park 1/26/2019
A seasonably cold and beautiful day following a day of rain and some very very cold days earlier in the week. About 12 people attending a 3 hr walk. 70 species so far. Additions/corrections welcome and sure to come. Thanks to Vivien Tartter (=Vicky) for compiling our list.
*=new to park
**=new to city
The NYMS Emil Lang Lectures for 2019 will be held on Monday nights, from 6:00-8:00, at the Central Park Arsenal. The entrance is just off 5th Ave. at 64th St.
The Arsenal, Central Park
830 5th Ave., Rm 318 (@ 64th St.)
New York, NY 10065
The lectures are free and open to the public.
February 25th Else Vellinga
Else Vellinga is a mycologist who is interested in naming and classifying mushroom species in California and beyond, especially Parasol mushrooms. She has described 22 species as new for California, and most recently worked at the herbaria at University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco State University for the Macrofungi and Microfungi Collections Digitization projects. She got her training at the National Herbarium in the Netherlands, and her PhD at the University of Leiden, also in the Netherlands. The main motivation for her taxonomic work is that it lays the basis for efforts to include mushroom species in nature management and conservation plans. She has proposed a number of Californian and Hawaiian species for the IUCN global database of endangered species. She tries to keep current with the mushroom literature. And lastly, Else is an avid knitter and likes to use mushroom dyed yarn for her creations. She lives with her two cats in Berkeley, California.
March 25th Greg Thorn
“Explorations of Cyphelloid Fungi (and other Wee Mushrooms) in the Molecular Age”
Greg Thorn grew up in London, Ontario and became interested in natural history through the family garden, long summer vacations, and the local Field Naturalists group. Six summers as a naturalist in Algonquin Park built on this and introduced him to the world of mushrooms and other fungi. Mushroom forays of the Mycological Society of Toronto and NAMA were an important part of his training, where he met and learned from the likes of Gary Lincoff, Ron Petersen, Alex Smith, and many more. Writing the checklist of Algonquin Park macrofungi led Thorn to consult experts from Richard Korf to Jim Ginns and Scott Redhead, all of whom encouraged him to further studies of fungi. His graduate studies were at the University of Guelph (with George Barron) and the University of Toronto (with David Malloch), followed by positions in Japan, Michigan, Indiana, Wyoming, and finally back to London as a faculty member in the Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario. Thorn’s research is focused on the impact of disturbance on the diversity of mushroom fungi, and systematics of mushroom fungi generally.
April 29th Rod Tulloss
“Amanita with a Hand Lens and the Naked Eye: Communicating About Unfamiliar Finds Using the Seven Sections Recognized by Dr. Cornelis Bas”
Rod Tulloss has specialized in Amanitaceae for 42 years, having been mentored by the late Dr. Cornelis Bas (Leiden). His research is available through an expanding, open-access, on-line monograph, “Studies in the Amanitaceae” founded by him and co-edited with Dr. Zhu L. Yang (Kunming). The site treats over 1,050 taxa and includes a peer-reviewed e-journal (“Amanitaceae”) restricted to research associated with the herbarium and/or its staff. He is currently working on Amanita sect. Vaginatae for North America; the Boston Harbor Islands fungal inventory; providing support for individuals and clubs working on Amanita sequences via North American Mycoflora grants; providing interactions and teaching moments on mushroomobserver.org and on the Amanita of North America facebook group, etc. He maintains an extensive private herbarium of world Amanitaceae.
May 20th Nova Patch
“Urban Lichens of New York City”
Nova Patch is an amateur lichenologist focusing on the urban lichens of NYC and curator of the open data project Lichens of New York City on iNaturalist. They are a regular speaker on diverse topics ranging from lichenology to emoji engineering, hold a botany certificate from the New York Botanical Garden, and are a Brooklyn-residing member of the New York Mycological Society. Nova will lead a city lichen walk the weekend following their talk.