Thank you for joining our first-ever Virtual Mushroom Festival!

In Partnership with Cascade Mycological Society and Lane Community College

Support our work!

The Mushroom Festival is the Arboretum’s biggest annual fundraiser. Please consider supporting our work by making a donation or becoming a member.


Presenters, presentations, and times are below. Musical interludes provided by Satori Bob. Click here to view bios of featured speakers.

10:05AMMushroom Hunting on the Oregon CoastSandy & Ron Patton
10:25AMOur Favorite Mushroom Identification BooksChris Melotti & Molly Widmer
10:40AMScientific Illustration of MushroomsRoo Vandegrift
11:05AMExpand Your Edible Mushroom PaletteLee Yamada
11:20AMDyeing with MushroomsCheshire Mayrsohn
12:00PMWild Mushroom
Preservation Techniques
Kristen & Trent Blizzard
1:00PMOregon’s Native TrufflesCharles LeFevre
1:30PMExploring the Unknown: Cryptic Mushroom Diversity In Your BackyardNoah Siegel
2:10PMEdible and Poisonous Mushrooms You Should KnowPeg Boulay, Chris Melotti, Ron and Sandy Patton, Lee Yamada, et al.
2:50PMMushroom Hunting in the Oregon High CascadesPeg Boulay & Bruce Newhouse
3:10PMGet Growing! Easy At-Home
Mushroom Cultivation For
Peter McCoy
3:50PMThe Mushroom Hunter’s KitchenChad Hyatt
4:25PMMushrooms in the Environment: a First Introduction to Mushroom EcologyElse Villenga
5:05PMMyco-Blitz AwardsBruce Newhouse & Susie Holmes
5:15PMA Natural and Cultural History of Magic Mushrooms in British ColumbiaAndy MacKinnon

iNaturalist Mycoblitz:

Submit photos of mushrooms in Lane County to iNaturalist from the 16th-24th of October. They’ll be identified by expert mycologists and these observations will serve as this year’s mushroom display! Awards will be presented for Best in Show and more! Check out the project webpage for more information!