2019 Members Mushroom ID Workshop (by )

? WHEN: 03/17/2019, 10 am - 3 pm
? WHERE: Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

This workshop is going to be a different format than those held in the past.  We will go out in the morning to gather mushrooms for study and then meet back to spend time putting names on what is we found.

If you are not a member, you must become one to take this class.

Registration is now closed.

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...

2019 March General Meeting: Else Vellinge (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 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 FFSC Spring Morel Foray has been scheduled

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.  However you must be a member to see the details and date...

2019 Spring Fungi of the Sierra Nevada - SFSU Field Station (by )

? WHEN: 02-07, June 2019
? WHERE: SFSU Sierra Nevada Field Campus - Yuba Gap
Calvatia sculpta Sierra puffball mushroom

This class was originally taught by Dennis Desjardin, Professor of Mycology at San Francisco State University, now taught by his student, B. Perry, offers this fantastic class annually.  This workshop provides a week-long examination of the spring mycoflora of the Sierra. Students are presented both an overview and the the finer points of identification, including the use of the microscope, various reagents...

2019 North to Alaska Foray (by Bill White)

? WHEN: 24-31, August 2019
? WHERE: Sterling, Alaska

Join Bill and Jerri White at their Alaska Sports Lodge for the highly popular Alaska Foray. 

Why?

Beautiful scenery, wildlife, fresh seafood and mushrooms! Edibles often found include Boletes, Gypsies, Hedgehogs, Lactarius deliciosus, and Alaska Gold, Phaeolepiota aurea. Fungal diversity can be astonishing, with some forays yielding over 200 species.

Read about our 2017 foray adventures.

2019 Steam Train Foray at Roaring Camp (by )

? WHEN: 02/17/2019, 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
? WHERE: 5401 Graham Hill Road Felton, CA 95018
Steam train in the redwoods
Rain or shine, let's get this train loaded and moving for another fantastic foray adventure at Roaring Camp!
 
The Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad is a 3 ft. narrow-gauge tourist railroad in California that starts from the Roaring Camp depot in Felton, California and runs up steep grades through redwood forests to the top of nearby Bear Mountain, a distance of 3.25 miles. Big thanks to Rene Barone, Heather Troy and Bob Wynn for making this fun day happen!
 
 

2019 February General Meeting: Christian Schwarz (by )

? WHEN: 02/20/2019, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Christian Schwarz

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, Christian Schwarz.

A modern important aspect of hunting mushrooms is the opportunity to become a citizen scientist by collecting data to be used by future or on-going mycological research. And it turns out that this is actually not at all difficult by using the cellphone app called iNaturalist. 

Please plan to attend the next meeting on Febuary 20 complete with your cellphone already loaded with the iNat app and learn how you can contribute to science.

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