Lake Bemidji State Park Foray Sat., Oct. 1, 10 AM, Followed by Pot Luck and Silent Auction

Note:  Guests interested in finding out about the club and about mushrooms are welcome!

On Saturday we will gather at Lake Bemidji State Park at the log mess hall at the north camping/parking loop. The main entrance to the park is located on County Highway 20 on the north side of Lake Bemidji. A parking pass or annual state park pass is required for admission to the park and both are available at the park entrance. Please bring your own beverage, a dish to share and if you wish, something for the silent auction.

The foray will be at 10 a.m. followed by the potluck and the silent auction. Among other things, we will be auctioning off many mushroom guides and mushroom themed items that belonged to our dear colleague Rosa Stolzenburg. The auction will close at 2 p.m.

We will continue to meet over the winter and will send out notices of the meeting topics and locations. 2017 memberships can be sent in anytime after January 1, 2017.

Report on Sept. 17th Foray

Our September Foray was well attended with 21 participants!

We had some newer members as well, welcome to Gene and Jean, Sandy and Ray and Ray and Margo, Holly as well as David and Keith, Terry and Faith. It was also nice to see some previous members again.

It was a beautiful fall day with leaves just turning the vivid colors people drive long distances to see.

Sharon spotted a baby snapping turtle, and  also scared up a Ruffed grouse.

There were a lot of mushroom species found: Russula, Cortinarius, some Armilaria  ( Honey Mushroom), 3 kinds of Cantharellus, Lactarius, Suillus, Leccinum, Hygrocybe, Amanitas, Tricholomas, Pholiotas, Coprinus, Cortinarius, Polyporus, Hydnum, Lycoperdon (puffballs)and others.

Sharon and Doug Gilbertson shared some of the freshly grown Shitakes with the group, thank you!

Elizabeth was  on her way out when she “heard something calling to her from the woods”, she stopped the car, walked into the woods and spotted a  nice Griffola Frondosa (Hen of the woods).

She then generously shared with those of us who were lucky enough to be the last to go home!

All in all, it was a fun gathering and everyone learned something new.

Thanks to all for attending!

Paula Peters

9-17-16 foray David Baird photosPhotos by David Baird

In Memoriam: Rosa Stolzenberg

Rosa at April, 2016 Pot LuckPhoto: Rosa at the April, 2016 Pot Luck meeting.


We recently lost a good friend and teacher. Rosa Stolzenberg passed away May 31, 2016, shortly after our morel foray. She was a founding member of the PBMC. We will miss her smile, her laughter, and her knowledge, all of which she was generoius with.  Here is a link to her obituary:!/