While our meetings and most of our walks are open to the public, there are definite benefits to joining the Mushroom Club of Georgia and renewing yearly.
Click here for more info.
July 2, 2014
"You Know More Latin (and Greek) Than You Think You Do: deciphering and remembering scientific names"
You already have many associations to the scientific words embedded in your brain, for example the term 'alba' denotes what color? If you remember what the word 'albino' means, then you know.
Many of the scientists that chose names for mushrooms had associative reasons for choosing what they did. When we can go back and discover those associations, we can understand and remember more information about those mushrooms. Join us!
MCG HAS A GOOGLE GROUP
MCG features monthly meetings each year between February and November on a variety of fungi-related topics. To view some of our previous meetings go HERE.
DID YOU KNOW...
At our March meeting, some people took home an Oyster mushroom fruiting bag. Oyster mushrooms are popping out from our test bags as you can see above (this bag belongs to MCG's senior advisor, Suzanne). The variety is Pleurotus sajor-caju purchased from Northwest Mycological Consultants CS-32, Batch 3011 Unit #21 This is an easy cultivation method developed by Milton Tam of the Puget Sound Mycological Society. The method is written up in the most recent issue of Fungi Magazine. Our club will be doing cultivation workshops for people to learn this process.
In a Poison Emergency, contact:
Call 24-hours a day,
7 days a week: