We are posting back issues of the NYMS Newsletter on this website. Simply go to the RESOURCES page and follow the links. They will return a pdf of particular issues that you can download.
Go to the EVENTS page to see our Members Walk Schedule for 2017.
Emil Lang Winter Lecture Series is announced.
Emil Lang Lecture Series for 2017
Monday February 27th
“The Big World of Tiny Ascomycetes”
Monday March 20th
“Mycorrhizae, Forests and Pollution”
Monday April 24th
“The Meaning of Life in 10 Mushrooms”
May 21 – 27
Crustose Lichens of the Acadian Forest
June 4 – 10
Undergraduate Field Studies:
Introduction to Bryophytes and Lichens
July 2 – 8
Lichens & Lichen Ecology
David Richardson and Mark Seaward
July 16 – 22
Boletes and Other Fungi of New England
Alan and Arleen Bessette
July 23 – 29
Lichens Biofilms and Stone
Judy Jacob and Michaela Schmull
July 30 – August 5
Mushroom Identification for New Mycophiles:
Foraging for Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms
Greg Marley and Michaeline Mulvey
August 6 – 12
Independent Studies: Interesting and Challenging
Saxicolous Lichens of North America
For complete information including tuition, seminar descriptions, and on-campus accommodations visit their website at: http://www.eaglehill.us.
[Editor’s Note: Debbie Viiess is an Amanita expert from northern California]
Acute Toxicity of Phalloidins: Amatoxin’s Silent Partner
Debbie Viess “amanitarita”
Most of us know about amatoxins and deadly amanita poisonings: a terrible way to die and not much fun even if you survive, but you have to actually EAT phalloides to be poisoned by amatoxins. What most people don’t know is that the deadly amanitas also contain an even more potent and deadly toxin: phalloidin. Continue reading
On Saturday, May 17th our Wildflower Week walk in Inwood Hill Park had a nice big group of the myco-curious. The weather was perfect, lots of mushrooms (see below) to introduce the gathering. See Gary Lincoff’s photos here.
INWOOD HILL PARK / May 17, 2014
ASCOMYCETES Morchella diminutiva Xylariaceae spp. (undetermined)
JELLY FUNGI Exdia recisa
CRUST and PARCHMENT FUNGI Botryobasidium aureum Peniophora albobadia Stereum complicatum Stereum hirsutum
POLYPORES Cerrena unicolor Ganoderma applanatum Polyporus craterellus Polyporus squamosus Pycnoporus cinnabarinus Trametes hirsuta Trametes versicolor Trichaptum biforme
GILLED MUSHROOMS Agaricus bitorquis Coprinus sp. (tiny) Coprinus sp. (large) (not micaceus) Crepidotus crocophyllus Entoloma sp. Gymnopus sp. Mycena spp. Phylotopsis nidulans Psathyrella sp.