Saturday June 25, 2022, 11:00 AM. Reeds Brook Middle School, Hampden
We will meet for the annual meeting at the gazebo. Foray will follow the meeting.
ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA
SECRETARY’S REPORT: Minutes of Annual Meeting April 25, 2021
ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS TO THREE YEAR TERMS:
Terms of Delmar Small and Laura Martel are ending
Nominations from the floor
ELECTION OF OFFICERS FROM BOARD OF DIRECTORS, BY BoD:
Membership: Jeanne Farrell
Newsletter Editor: David Porter
North American Mycological Association: Michaeline Mulvey
Northeast Mycological Federation: Michaeline Mulvey
Summer Forays: Cheryl St. Pierre
Web-site manager: Mary Yurlina
Winter Speaker Series: Aaron Witham
Gary Marshall Speaker Fund
Librarian: Teague Morris and Del Small
TOXICOLOGY REPORT: Greg Marley
Noah Siegel presentation
Talk: Noah Siegel What Now? Name Changes in the DNA Age
Title: What Now? Name Changes in the DNA Age
Date: Sunday, Feb. 27th at 6:30 pm (Eastern Time)
Description: Mushroom name changes seem to be happening at a rapid pace these days. We will explore why this is happening, and what we can do to keep up with an ever changing world. Noah has spent two decades seeking, photographing, identifying, and furthering his knowledge about all aspects of fungi. He has hunted mushrooms throughout the United States and Canada, as well as New Zealand and Australia. his photos have been on the covers and in articles of many journals, books, and websites. He is an active member of the Humboldt Bay Mycological Society and the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz. He travels and lectures extensively across America, following the mushrooms.
MMA Members–check your email for zoom link.
MMA’s Winter Seminars Are Beginning!
Presenter: Kevin T. Smith, Ph.D.
Presentation Title: Fungal Identity and Conflict in Spalted Wood
Date: Sunday, Jan. 23rd at 6:30 pm
Description: For 45 years as a student and scientist, Kevin has studied the activity and value of wood decay fungi, particularly in living trees and healthy forests. A Portland, ME resident, he is continually amazed by the rich fungal community, even in wintertime Maine. Kevin is a Supervisory Plant Physiologist with the USDA Forest Service in Durham, NH. For many mushroom enthusiasts, questions of fungal identity drive decisions to forage food and medicine or to assess risk of damage to lawns and landscape trees. For some artisanal woodworkers, specific fungal interactions result in zone lines and other wood discolorations (collectively known as spalting) that enhance the character and economic value of a wooden object. This presentation will focus on the concept of self versus non-self recognition for common, local wood decay fungi and how that results in spalted wood.
Online and live, these presentations require a link/login, which are shared with MMA members by email. Use the “Join with PayPal” link (see right hand column) to become a member or to renew your membership.
Monson Foray Cancelled
Sadly, we are cancelling the in-person foray scheduled for 11 September 2021 in Monson.
Members, please stay tuned to emails from Michaeline Mulvey (aka Michael Peterson) for the latest news about MMA events.
Our first in-person foray for 2021 (and the first since 2019) was a great success. Big crowd and a wonderful selection of mushrooms to admire. Many thanks to the landowner and table presenters.