Survivors’ Banquet

This is a true potluck feast, “catered” by members, for members and their guests. See below for more information. (If you are not currently a member or your membership has expired, memberships can be taken out at the event.) Members are allowed to bring one guest. Entry is by donation, with a suggested donation of 5$ (no one will be turned away for lack of funds). More details: ● Event starts at 5:30 pm with Happy Hour appetizers, spreads, soups, etc. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm. We may be playing music after dinner if you wish to bring an instrument. ● Bring a dish to share with several people, either an appetizer, soup, main or side dish, salad, or dessert. Also, bring a serving utensil or two. (Points for fungi-based dishes, especially dessert.) Please bring a list of ingredients. ● There is no real kitchen in the hall, just a small microwave, so be creative in keeping your dish warm. Tables will be set up to leave your contribution. ● Please bring your own plate, bowl, cup utensils, etc. to use, as well as any centerpiece or other table decor you'd like to add. Seating is “open” at tables for […]

Feb 13th Meeting: Macro/Micro with Bryce Kendrick

The Usual: VanDusen, Floral Hall 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Dr. Bryce Kendrick has authored more than 300 mycological publications, including several books. Notable titles include The Fifth Kingdom, A Young Person's Guide to Fungi, and The Genera of Hyphomycetes. Dr. Kendrick has studied fungi for over 50 years and is a retired former professor of mycology at the University of Waterloo. He currently lives on Vancouver Island and continues to be involved with the Pacific Northwest Key Council. We are so excited to welcome him here on the mainland for this special presentation.  Meeting time: Tuesday, February 13th, 7pm (talk begins at 7:30) Location: Floral Hall, VanDusen Gardens 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1   As always, we welcome and encourage you to bring whatever fungal finds you encounter. These specimens will be proudly identified and displayed at the meeting.

Mushroom Dyeing

Monthly meeting: talk on mushroom dyeing.

Mushroom Walk

Rain or Shine VMS Walk in the Woods Sunday April 28th 10 am (I'll be there about 9:45 am, and we'll leave about 10:15.) RRSVP HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrWsUJhW2aeHznZaYVvheWFvGYGCrfhuAUnJDdb3-SFDfAoQ/viewform Hyannis Trail: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hyannis+Trail/@49.3314749,-122.9999159,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x54867a8e7043ca71:0xb46a12dc1d010e5d!8m2!3d49.3314749!4d-122.9999159!16s%2Fg%2F11gdlwhfj0?entry=ttu Hyannis Trail > Ned's Atomic Dustbin > Mushroom Trail > Powerline Trail > back left down the Hyannis trail I'll be printing off a trail map and leaving it at the trailhead if anyone shows up late. I did an estimate, and this should be about 2.5 hours. Bring water and packed lunch! Please also note that it is a residential neighbourhood, and it can often be full of cars near the trailhead. Please arrive early to find parking, or organize group transportation among your friends. If you want a ride from Vancouver around Oak/Broadway (or wherever east of there too), I can pick you up. Please email VicePresident@Vanmyco.com if you need a ride, and we can see about organizing carpools. Laura VP