HMS 2011 Schedule

January 10th, 2011

We are going to have quite a busy year with The Hoosier Mushroom Society. We will get together nearly every month for a foray somewhere in the state. A tentative schedule for the upcoming year follows. Please email us at with your input, as some small changes are likely to occur. This schedule should allow those interested in the organization from different parts of the state to have an event they can attend nearby, and will allow others to get out and see the many special places Indiana has to offer.


Hoosier Mushroom Society Events

Month of April – Will be heading out into the woods nearly every afternoon in the Bloomington area.
April 9 - HMS Presentation – Tom Nauman from Morel Mania in Bloomington.
April 16 – HMS Foray – Morel Search at Brown County State Park – Nashville, IN
May 21st – HMS Foray – Yellowood State Forest – Bloomington, IN
July16 -  HMS Foray – Salamonie Reservoir – Andrews, IN
Aug.  27 – HMS Foray – Northwest Indiana Foray – Dunes State Park
Sept. 3 – HMS Foray – Yellowood State Forest – Bloomington, IN
Sept. 24 – HMS Foray – Brown County State Park – Nashville, IN
October 8 – HMS Foray – Lafayette, IN Area
October 22 – HMS Late-Season Foray – Eagle Creek – Indianapolis, IN

Other Events of Interest

February 19 – Winter Tree ID workshop – Brown County State Park – 10am to noon
March 28 - “The First Morel” — a mushroom presentation by Don Ruch, Biology Professor at Ball State – West Lafayette, IN
April 30 – May 1 - Morel Festival in Mansfield, IN
May 7th - Morel Festival at Brown County State Park
August 1-6 – Mycological Society of America Meeting – Fairbanks,  AK
August 5-7 - North American Mycological Association Foray (NAMA) – Western Pennsylvania  *Recommend*
August 11-14 – North East Mycological Federation (NEMF) Foray – New York
August 18-21 – Telluride Mushroom Festival – Telluride, CO
September 17-18The Hoosier Outdoor Experience – Fort Harrison SP – Indianapolis, IN

We generally plan on camping out at each of these HMS Foray events that occur in reasonable temperatures. The poor weather replacement day will be on the day after the scheduled foray listed.

If you attend state parks often, or are considering attending several of our events, I would suggest purchasing a DNR annual entrance permit.

Also, if you are looking to go out into the woods on a more frequent basis. There will be numerous afternoon opportunities to go out into the woods in the Bloomington area. Just send an email, and let us know that you are interested.