2019 Santa Cruz Mycoflora Foray - Save the Date

? WHEN: 12-15, December 2019
? WHERE: Mission Springs Conference Center, Scotts Valley, CA

Clear your calendars for the fourth annual Santa Cruz Mycoflora Foray. We will again gather at the Mission Springs Conference Center in Scotts Valley, CA. Plan to spend an absorbing weekend in the beautiful coastal redwoods collecting and identifying fungi, participating in lectures and workshops, enjoying the company of fellow fungiphiles, all the while building our local mycoflora database...

2019 May General Meeting: Juniper Harrower (by )

? WHEN: 05/15/2019, 6-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House

Please join us for our General Meeting at the Harvey West Scout House.  Refreshments will be provided and informal mushroom ID from 7:00 - 7:30.  A discussion of upcoming events will precede our speaker, Juniper Harrower, our scholarship recipent for her studies on the complexities of species under climate change as both ecologist and an artist.  Doors open at 6PM.

Topic: Symbiosis under climate change: Investigating Joshua trees and their mycorrhizal fungi

 

2019 Elections - May 15, 2019 (by )

Tired of politics? Here is your opportunity to engage in fairly non-controversial and rewarding issues on a very local  level, without a grueling, eye-rolling 2 year campaign period!

The Fungus Federation is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We have all the trappings, including a set of bylaws and a Board of Directors, known as Ministers in Fungusfedspeak. Elections are held every two years at the last meeting of the season. This year's elections will be held at the Membership meeting on May 15th at the Harvey West Scout House.

Below you'll find a list of the Board Members up for election. Please note that only the Prime Minister and Vice Prime Minister positions require having served previously as a board member. The other positions can be held by any FFSC member. This is a super opportunity to get involved in the operation of the Fungus Federation, direct and shape the club's activities, and get to know a great group of people. 

2019 March General Meeting: Else Vellinga (by )

? WHEN: 03/20/2019, 6-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Else Vellinga

Please join us for our General Meeting at the Harvey West Scout House.  Refreshments will be provided and informal mushroom ID from 7:00 - 7:30.  A discussion of upcoming events will precede our speaker, Else Vellinga.  Doors open at 6PM

Mycology in California started with the discovery of a few species during a break in the voyage of the North Pacific expedition. The discovery of new species has every been ongoing since that time. The main players during the more than 150 years of history will be put in the spotlight, and future directions of research in the state will be laid out.

2019 Wine & Mushroom Fest (by )

? WHEN: 04/13/2019, 6-9 pm
? WHERE: Scott Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Wine

Our matchless co-op event with several Santa Cruz Mountain appellation wineries will again take place at the Scotts Valley Community Center. Big thanks to Culinary Minister Bob Wynn and Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard/Quinta Cruz for making the arrangements. The mushrooming crowd brings appetizers, finger food and desserts, mostly containing mushrooms...

Mushroom Event at Quail Hollow Ranch (by )

? WHEN: 04/20/2019, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
? WHERE: Quail Hollow Ranch, Quail Hollow Ranch
row of mushrooms

Join enthusiasts from the Santa Cruz Fungus Federation for a trio of activities!

First, a docent-led walk will focus on local habitats where mushrooms are found and the roles fungi play in the ecosystem, as well as mushroom identification plus documenting observations with the iNaturalist application.

Next, enjoy a hands-on demonstration of economical techniques for growing your own mushrooms using readily available materials...

2019 FFSC Spring Morel Foray has been CANCELLED

Our foray has been cancelled due to Tree Hazards

Our spring foray in the Sierras has been scheduled.  This camping foray takes place in the Sierras and traditionally takes place in May, or as soon as the snow has melted. For this reason the date is somewhat flexible, so stay tuned for updates...

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