October General Meeting: Daniel Winkler

? WHEN: 10/21/2015, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House

Daniel Winkler Please join us for our General Meeting at the Harvey West Scout House.  Doors open at 7, with refreshments and informal mushroom ID from 7:00 - 7:30. We are pleased also to announce representatives from Soquel Demonstration Forests will also be joining us to share the latest going ons and will be available to issue permits for those who wish after the meeting.  A discussion of upcoming events will precede our speaker, Daniel Winkler.

Join us for his talk on "Colombia's Mushroom Magic".

2015 Alaska Foray Report (by )

Our 2015 group at Exit Glacier Please forgive my musings. Folks have asked how was it?  "It" being the long distance foray up in the Kenai Pennisula in Alaska. Well, this is my 3rd trip, so that pretty much sums it up. It is alway fanastic and I keep swearing this the LAST one, but 2016 is just around the corner. Oh yeah as long as Bill White offers our club this "Deal of a Lifetime", how can I say NO.

Echo Summit 2015 Foray Report (by Anna Stockel)

Lisa finds a Reishi
Another great Echo Summit Foray is in the history books.
Sadly, the weather has been so warm and dry this year that despite spreading out and searching a wide area, including the tried and true locations near the still flowing creeks, no one found any edible Boletus.
Happily, we had a great time anyway.  Those of us looking for Ganoderma tsugae found as many very fresh, moist ones as we wanted...

Mushroom Haiku (by )

HaikuRichard Lyness (our new President) challenged the membership to come up with our own Haikus based on the upcoming 2016 Fungus Fair theme, The secret life of "Fungi"

Haiku is a Japanese poetry form which is very fun.   A haiku uses just a few words to create an image in the reader's mind...

Fall Members Mushroom ID Classes

Sorry Classes are now Full.

Phil Carpenter will be leading a series of Fall Mushroom Identification classes. Starting October a series of 4 classes.  Classes will be held at the Santa Cruz Natural History Museum (the "whale" museum) at 1305 East Cliff Dr. in Santa Cruz from 7-9 pm.   Participants must be active current club members but since the class is free, the membership dues are the only fee for nonmembers.  If your membership has lapsed, it is important to renew it! There is no charge for the class for members and it is not open to non-members.  Come with fresh mushrooms from field or lawn, forest or mountains

Albion I Foray - December 2015 (by Anna Stockel)

? WHEN: 04-06, December 2015
? WHERE: Albion Field Station, Albion Field Station, 34100 Albion Street Albion, CA 95410

This is Albion I our annual December foray to the Albion Field Station, located six miles south of Mendocino. The Mendocino Coast is a bountiful haven for fungal species in any season. The Albion I foray focuses on a wide range of fungi, with edibles including boletes, chanterelles, candy caps, matsutake and hedgehogs. The January Albion II foray adds the delicious black trumpets to the foray mix.

Click here to see last years fun adventures

2016 Fungus Fair

? WHEN: 08-10, January 2016
? WHERE: Louden Nelson Community Center, Louden Nelson Community Center

Come to Santa Cruz and explore the Kingdom of Fungi! Learn about the hundreds of beautiful and fascinating species of mushrooms found in the Santa Cruz/Monterey and Bay Area. Find fungi on display in a re-created woodland habitat. This unique Santa Cruz tradition features three days of fantastic fun, informative speakers and demonstrations, with fungal activities for the whole family. Initiated by David Arora in 1973, this year's fair represents 42 years of keeping the "fun" in fungi. Join the fun!

NAMA 2015 Blue Ridge Foray September 24-27, 2015

Yellow and brown mushroom


The North American Mycological Society hosts a blow-out annual foray somewhere – you guessed it! – in North America. What an opportunity to explore a new area, collect species you can't find at home, learn a lot and meet some really great people! You must be a NAMA member to attend; FFSC members receive a discounted membership due to our club's affiliated status...