Oregon Mycology: The mushrooms of Marys Peak and Vicinity.
Speaker: Steve Carpenter, local mycologist and author of multiple field guides including “Mushrooms of Marys Peak and Vicinity.” President, Pacific Analytical Laboratory, Philomath.
The wild mushroom business is one of the fastest-growing produce industries in Oregon, with an annual export that exceeds $6 million. Plus, there are thousands of amateur mycophiles foraging in Oregon. So, you would think there would be a book specific to Oregon Mushrooms. Well there wasn’t … until now! Steve Carpenter has written a book titled “Mushrooms of Marys Peak and Vicinity.” You will not find his book on Amazon, but you will find it for sale at local stores. Come and learn about what mushrooms are, how they make a living, how to identify them and the diversity of mushrooms on Marys Peak.
Copies of his field guides will be available at the event from Grass Roots Books in Corvallis.
Science Pub is sponsored by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Downtown Corvallis Association and Terra magazine at Oregon State University.