I managed to drag myself onto the bus and rode to the Oregon Mycological Society meeting last night. I had never been to Washington Park MAX Station and for a guy who’s only ever had one experience on a subway it’s kind of neat. I was alone at the station. The wailing echoes of the light rail train and the steady rush of cold underground air it pushes emanate long before and after the trains arrive. Pressting the “S” button on the elevator took me over 500 feet up in just a few seconds, depositing me in the mostly deserted zoo parking lot.
My brother has just pointed out that there is only one real way to arrive at this train station in style:
Anyway, Gary Slone of the Audobon Society gave a little talk covering mushroom basics. Fortunately he let slip a few tidbits here and there for those of us who’ve met a mushroom before. It looks like Sauvie island is a good place to look for Verpa Bohemica, which Gary claims are edible and good in moderation if cooked thoroughly.