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Members of the South Carolina Upstate Mycological Society meet monthly, except for January, on the first Monday of the month or as the schedule allows.  Check below for specific dates and speaker information. Meetings start at 6:30 pm, arrive any time after 6:00.  The format of the meetings is intended to be casual and social.  We typically have a speaker who gives a presentation on a mycological topic of his or her choice, and also discuss recent fungal finds, arrange the upcoming foray, work on identifying specimens, etc. All levels of knowledge are welcome!.

Meeting place: The Charles K. Cheezem Education Center, 100 Thomas Green Blvd (578 Issaqueena Trail), Clemson, SC. This is in Patrick Square. A map can be found here.

2/6/17 Tradd Cotter of Mushroom Mountain, Easley, SC.
Morels and Other Spring Fungi
3/6/17 Mark Jones of Sharondale Mushroom Farm, Keswick, VA.
Cultivation and tbd

Dr. Kerik Cox of Cornell University, Geneva, NY.
Fungal pathogens of fruit trees and how to control them.

5/1/17 Dr. Ryan Kepler, USDA-ARS, Belltsville, MD.
Insect Pathogens of the Appalachians
June 2017 Robert Rogers, Herbalist and author of Fungal Pharmacy, Edmonton, Alberta.
Medicinal Fungi (*meeting will be in May, date tba)


7/15-16/16 SCUMS Mushroom Identification Workshop at Oconee State Park (separate fee) Signup TBA
8/7/17 Steve Farrar of Om Organic Mushroom Nutrition (previously Mushroom Matrx), Carlsbad, CA.
Mushrooms Going Mainstream: The evolution of medicinal mushrooms in the marketplace"

9/29/17 to 10/1/17

Oconee Foray with MCG and AMC (separate fee; members only)


10/30/17 Dr. David Hibbett, Clark University, MA.
Evolution of wood-degrading fungi (*this is our November meeting).
12/10/16 Holiday party!