The KVMS was founded in 1986 as an association of those interested
in mushrooms, especially in Kansas. Our membership includes a few
professionals although most of us are amateurs, and beginners are
We formerly scheduled forays for the second Saturday of each month
April through October. Meetings were held the following
so the collections from the forays could be viewed. Dry weather
conditions have caused us to be more flexible on scheduling forays, but
we have maintained the meeting schedule. During the
months there are no forays, but the same schedule (Wednesday following
the second Saturday) holds for meetings. We normally meet at the
Free State Brewery from 5:30 to 7:00 for meals. Occasional guest
speakers or other programs may result in changes, but both forays and
meeting schedules will be sent in emails.
Membership is open to anyone who is interested in mushrooms.
To join the group email Ron Meyers with your postal address and phone
number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are no longer collecting the $8 yearly dues but contributions to
allow us to pay for visiting mycologist's presentations and maintain our NAMA affiliation would be appreciated. For contributions to the club checks
be made to "Kaw Valley Mycological Society" and sent to Richard Kay, 601 Mississippi St., Lawrence, KS 66044-2349.
Our club is affiliated with the North
Mycological Association (NAMA).
This is an important organization contributing to the science of
mycology and well worthy of our support. In addition our
affiliation allows members who wish to join NAMA to save a small amount
($5) on their membership.
If you join the dues are $25 for members who
receive their publications by electronic delivery; $40 for those who
receive publications through mail delivery.
For NAMA membership go to the NAMA wabsite at http://www.namyco.org/
NEW ON THE SITE
February 5, 2016: New dues information in Membership.
March 27, 2017: Calendar updated.
January 12, 2016: Officers updated.
December 16, 2016: Club News updated.
A Guide to Kansas
Mushrooms by Bruce Horn, Richard Kay, and Dean Abel
A Checklist of Kansas Mushrooms
by Richard Kay
Wild Mushrooms Worth Knowing by
Mushrooms in Kansas (NAMA Slide Program
# 23) by Ron Meyers
OFFICERS FOR 2017
(Update March 27, 2017)
Sunday, April 2. Sherry
Kay and Deacon Jones will lead a foray departing Midland Junction at
9:00. Midland Jundtion is the site of the Midland Farm Store,
about 1 1/2 miles north of the intersection of U.S. 24 and U.S. 59
(Teepee Junction) just north of Lawrence. GPS coorinates are39.028936-95.241811 .
Wednesday,April 12. Dutch
treat dinner in the back beer hall (ground floor) at Free State Brewery
from 5:30 to 7:00.
UP (Updated April 26, 2014)
Morels are up and being collected at numerous locations..
(Updated December 16, 2016)
By Ron Meyers
At our December 14 dinner meeting we elected officers for the coming year. Deacon
Jones will become president. Hans-Peter Schultze will continue as
vice-president. Skip Kay and Shelly Skie share the treasurers job. I
will remain as secretary. While we do not have a foray chairperson any
more (any volunteers?) Sherry Kay will still lead some forays when she
is able and the weather is kind.
We do expect to have some programs at the library following our
dinners. We anticipate the first one in February, but you will be notified.
You can expect to be asked to give a response if you are going to attend
our dinners. Free State saves two tables for us but if I know when we
get there that we will only need one I can advise them and they can use
it for other larger dinner parties.
If you are involved in buying or selling morel mushrooms it is essential
that you receive certification to comply with Kansas Department of
Agriculture regulations. See the following site for information on how
to become certified.
Richard "Skip" Kay has
produced a supplement to his very useful A Checklist of Kansas
He has added 200 species to the original checklist that he compiled in
1989. If you have this publication you will certainly want the
To order the First
you should send $1.00 to Richard Kay, 601 Mississippi, Lawrence, KS
Skip is not trying to make any profit from this supplement, and says he
will just about break even by the time he puts postage on an envelope
returns it to you. However, I would suggest that if you wish you
could include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with the order.
It would at least make it easier for him to return the supplement to
Department of History
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS USA 66045-2130
KEY TO LINCOFF'S AUDUBON FIELD GUIDE
The summer 1985 issue of
the Journal contained a trial dichotomous key to Gary Lincoff's
Field Guide. I have copied the key to my computer and
permission from both Gary and Maggie Rogers, the editor of the
to provide it to anyone who is interested and can receive it through
The file is written in
Wordperfect. If you are capable of reading Wordperfect documents
the best way to send it would be as a .wpd attachment. If not let
me know and I will send it as a text document, which will lose some of
CORRECTIONS FOR MUSHROOMS OF NORTHEASTERN
A correction sheet for
this book updated July 24, 2000 is available. Alan Bessette
agreed to let me distribute it over the internet to anyone who needs
It is also available in either Wordperfect or as a text document.
The Wordperfect document looks better, but as it is only a correction
it does not make much difference.
MYXOMYCETES OF OHIO
Dr. Harold Keller, a native
Kansan with degrees from both Kansas Wesleyan University and Kansas
has co-authored a book on Myxomycetes. While this is not a Kansas
book, most of the species can occur in Kansas. Check the Myxomycetes
link for information on this book.
The featured mushrooms are Morchella
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