Mushroom ID Class 2 of 4 (by )

? WHEN: 10/29/2014, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 E Cliff Dr Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Yellow mushroom growing from leaf litter on the forest floor.

New: This class did not fill to capacity so enrolment may still be possible.  

Phil Carpenter is leading a series of Fall Mushroom Identification classes. October first was the first in a series of 4 classes. This second class will also be held at the Santa Cruz Natural History Museum on East Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz from 7-9 pm.    Participants must be club members and contact Phil prior to attending. The class is free, so the membership dues are the only fee for nonmembers. Come with fresh mushrooms from field or lawn, forest or mountains. Also bring your text: a copy of Mushrooms Demystified.

Holiday Potluck

? WHEN: 12/14/2014
? WHERE: Scotts Valley Community Center, 360 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95006
Dawn & Jeanette

Come spend a delicious evening in the company of the great cooks of the FFSC for our annual Holiday Potluck! Bring your dish of choice, made to serve at least 10. The dish should adhere to the Suggested Species List and be labeled with a dish card, both found here: Potluck Essentials Not an experienced forager yet? Purchased mushrooms or desserts are encouraged.

November General Meeting- Michael Beug- For the Love of Ascomycetes (by )

? WHEN: 11/19/2014, 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, 191 Harvey West Blvd. Santa Cruz 95060
Michael Beug with a basket of black morel mushrooms

In this talk, Dr. Beug will illustrate the spectacular and diverse world of Ascomycete fungi in the Pacific Northwest. You will learn about edibles from morels to truffles, fungal habitats and fungal lifestyles. He will describe what Ascomycetes are. You will learn about unusual fungi, some with medicinal applications, some with industrial uses, some that cause plant diseases, some that cure plant diseases, and some that control insects.

"Shrooms 101" at Quail Hollow (by )

Mature oaks at Quail Hollow

Although this is not an FFSC event, and it is not free, we enourage everyone to register and to attend a unique all-day mushroom event at Quail Hollow.  There is an introductory lecture on local mushrooms, guided collecting forays into the woods and a hands-on ID workshop. Read on, this is one amazing opportunity to learn, assist in documenting flora, eat Chef Bob Wynn's cooking and to have a great time all in one day.