Greg Marley-Mushroom Poisoning Talk-Camden-Sunday 31 March

Greg Marley

Regional Mushroom Poisoning Update with a Few Unexpected Sickenings and Puzzles

March 31, Sunday 2 pm, Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street, Camden

Greg Marley has been consulting as a volunteer with Poison Centers across New England for the past 15 years.  Combined with his decided interest in eating a delicious range of mushrooms, he brings an unique perspective to balance the excitement of edible mushrooms with the concern over risk of poisoning. Greg will review the increasing numbers of toxic mushroom exposures seen across the region as more people engage in foraging for edible mushrooms and mistakes are made.  He will also focus on 2 significant cases and the questions they raise. 

Directions to the Camden Library: Take Rte. 1 into Camden from the North or South. The library is across from the intersection of Rte. 1 and Rte. 52 on the North edge of the village.

Gyromitra esculenta Roll
False morel (Gyromitra esculenta) contains gyromitrin which can cause delayed vomiting and diarrhea sometimes followed by seizures and other neurologic difficulties, and is quite carcinogenic.


Greg has written a new booklet on the topic of New England mushrooms that can sicken and poison.  Full color, 13-page PDF can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

Kevin Smith-Wood Decay Fungi Link The Living Tree To Living Soil-2 March

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Kevin Smith

Wood Decay Fungi Link The Living Tree To Living Soil

March 2, Saturday, 11:00 am, Curtis Memorial Library (Morrell Reading Room), 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick

The bane of many a homeowner, wood decay fungi are an integral part of forested ecosystems.  In this year’s presentation for MMA, Kevin is going to delve into this topic, which happens to be his professional passion.  Kevin is a plant physiologist and forest researcher with the U.S. Forest Service in Durham, NH. His research specialties include studying decay fungi and the responses of trees to storm related injuries.  

Time To Renew Your Membership

If you have not already done so, it’s time to renew your membership. 

Still the same low low price.  Still the same great learning opportunities all year round. 

Thanks for helping to keep the club going strong!


Mail them or show up this Sunday at 11 am for the mycophagy talk by Denise Bluhm at the Curtis Library in Brunswick and deliver them to our new treasurer, Jeanne Farrell, in person!







Plan Ahead. Mycology Seminars at Eagle Hill 2019


Eagle Hill Institute

Mycology Seminars at Eagle Hill 2019

May 26 – Jun 1 … Old-growth Forest Lichens and Allied Fungi, with a Focus on Calicioids … Steven Selva and Troy McMullin
Jun 16 – 22 … Independent Study: Topics in Fungal Biology … Donald Pfister
Jul 28 – Aug 3 Mushroom Identification for New Mycophiles: Foraging for Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms … Greg Marley and Michaeline Mulvey
Aug 11 – 17 … Crustose Lichens, Accessory Fungi, and Symbiotic Transitions … Toby Spribille
Aug 18 – 24 … Mushroom Microscopy: An Exploration of the Intricate Microscopic World of Mushrooms … David Porter and Michaeline Mulvey
Sep 27 – 29 … Fall Maine Mushrooms … David Porter and Michaeline Mulvey

The following flyer has links to individual mycology seminar flyers.…

Eagle Hill is right on the coast of Eastern Maine, between Acadia National Park and Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge.

For general information and a complete calendar … 207-546-2821, ext. 4.