PBMC Calendar for 2021

Forays are for members and the specific location is emailed to members before each foray. A ‘one time’ registration is offered to try it out, use the contact form below to inquire, if necessary, or come with a member. Membership is very reasonable and offers the best value. The annual meeting, October Picnic, and winter educational meetings are open to all.

Now until the all clear:
See the tip sheet for how to foray with social distancing.


Upcoming Events

The 2021 educational meetings beginning in January will all be online on 2nd Thursday evenings at 7:00pm. Members will be sent the link shortly before the meeting. If you have ideas, use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
January 7, 2021 7:00 pm Cooking Mushrooms with Chef Chad Hyatt
recording of Chad’s presentation to NAMA this last Fall with live discussion afterward
February 11, 2021 7:00 pm Using iNaturalist/Fundis
Janet Nelson,…
March 11, 2021 7:00pm Fantastic Fungi Mary Mitchell
April 8, 2021 7:00 pm Intro to Fungi and Edibles and Look-alikes Gene Kremer
July 24, 2021 10:00am Foray / photography workshop
3 Island Park or Turtle River
Janet Nelson
August 7, 2021 10:00am Foray Mara Wilson Property Nevis area
August 21, 2021 10:00am Foray Scenic SP
SP permit req
Big Fork MN
September 11, 2021 10:00am Foray location tbd
September 18, 2021 10:00am Hackensak area
October 2, 2021 10:00am Foray and Fall Meeting Lake Bemidji State Park
SP permit required
Previous Events:
January 11, 2020
11 a.m.
Alan Bergo, Forager Chef
Joint Meeting with the Lake Superior Mycological Society and MMS
A full house and great collaboration with MMS, PBMC, and LSMS. See the report.
February 15, 2020
11:00 a.m.
How to ID Using Fascinating Fungi of the Northwoods
with Paula Peters
Good Meeting! New visitors and lots of stories.
March 21, 2020 Mushroom Photography with Howard Golz of MMS, NAMA Fourteen members attended this electronic meeting and presentation. Look forward to using these skills later this year. See his notes.
Rescheduled April 18, 2020  
May 23, 2020
Annual Meeting We plan to be at Lake Bemidji State Park in September (later rescheduled to LaSalle Lake Rec area Sept 26)
June 11, 2020 Online ID and Planning Meeting a good, small meeting. We decided to go on with the foray schedule.
July 25, 2020 Thunderstorm cancellation Itasca State Park
August 22, 2020
10:00 am
Scenic State Park report

74 degrees and muggy! But it didn’t rain while we were out. 10 club members braved the mosquito laden trails to be rewarded with baskets full of chanterelles Cantharellus flavos, lobster Hypomyces lactifluorum and hedgehogs Hydnum rapandum mushrooms. Many smiles were seen at the social distanced ID table.
Michael’s super star mushroom of the day was a Lactarius indigo. Albeit, he was the only one to see it.

August 29, 2020
10:00 am
Hike / Foray with North Country Trail Club
Wood Tick Trail — Lake Erin
A great success! 20+ people, PB NCT and New had a great time and brought out hedgehogs, lobsters, and more. Vege surplus was shared, too. Thanks to Paula for leading!
September 12, 2020
10:00 am
Foray (Anita’s) A good foray! The forecast rain did not happen
September 26, 2020
10:00 am
Final Foray, Brief Annual Meeting and Planning Session See the Report
What’s the Tree Got To Do With It?
November 19, 2020 7:00 pm
A presentation to the Wisconsin Mycological Society PBMC Members were invited; may be repeated with a northern Minnesota focus

The specific location of forays are sent by email to our members shortly before the event. Complete our membership form or you may join us for a single foray for a small fee. For further information contact the person indicated for information or use the contact form below.

If you have an idea for or question about events: