General Meeting--Fungi and Summertime Vacations

? WHEN: 09/17/2014, 6-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, 191 Harvey West Blvd. Santa Cruz 95060
White mushroom from Alaska

Don't miss this meeting!  This is our kickoff meeting for the 2014/2015 mushroom season and we will be enjoying some great "get together" munchies and appetizers.  In fact, we will be opening the doors at 6:00 pm, one hour early so there will be plenty of time for noshing and visiting before the meeting starts at 7:00 PM.

Echo Summit Foray (2014) (by )

? WHEN: 26-28, September 2014
? WHERE: Echo Summit Lodge, 9010 Johnson Pass Rd, Echo Lake, CA

Our Annual Echo Summit Foray is scheduled in September at California Alpine Club’s Echo Summit Lodge, overlooking the Tahoe Basin. It’s not large, but it has a lot of character! Dues-paying FFSC members get first chance at the limited space so make sure you reserve your space in advance.  Reservations must be post marked after August 1st  for members and after September 1st for non-members.

Wild Mushroom Duxelles

A basket of wild mushroomsThis is one of those recipes that could inflate your girth to frightening proportions if eaten regularly.  But it is so good that on special occasions it finds a place in my kitchen.  It can be served as a spread on a baguette or crackers.  Or it can be used as a mushroom duxelles to enliven a variety of dishes.

Microscopy of Gilled Mushrooms (by )

gilled mushroom slice

For all of you, who are wishing for some information on microscopic features of fungi, Allan Rockefeller has given us a link to a comprehensive article he helped write.  This is really the ABC's of micological microscopy... the next best thing to taking a microscopy course.  This is one fantastic resource for those who want to take their knowledge and ID skills one step farther...