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2021 May General Zoom Meeting: Election of Ministers and Tom Volk discussing "Everyday and Extraordinary Fungal Superheroes" (by )

? WHEN: 05/19/2021, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Zoom Meeting - Where ever you are
Tom Volk

Please join us for our General Meeting on Zoom .  The Zoom session will be opened at 6:30 pm for those who would like to socialize and chat with fellow mycophiles before the main meeting, which will start at 7:00 pm. 

Before our final speaker of the season, we will be having our biennial election of ministers.  Here is a list of the ministers up for election.  Any dues paying FFSC member can vote and can also volunteer or be nominated as a minister.  (Please note that 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.) To get a sense of what is entailed in these positions, see Ministerial Duties.

2021 April General Zoom Meeting: Noah Siegel - Exploring the Unknown (by )

? WHEN: 04/21/2021, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Zoom Meeting - Where ever you are
Noah Siegel

Please join us for our General Meeting on Zoom .  The Zoom session will be opened at 6:30 pm for those who would like to socialize and chat with fellow mycophiles before the main meeting, which will start at 7:00 pm.  A discussion of upcoming events and minister's reports will precede our speaker.  Noah Siegel, friend and long time member...

2021 March General Zoom Meeting: Chef Zachary Mazi - Edible Mushrooms of the Lanna Kingdom (by )

? WHEN: 03/17/2021, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Zoom Meeting - Where ever you are
Chef Zachary Mazi

Please join us for our General Meeting on Zoom .  The Zoom session will be opened at 6:30 pm for those who would like to socialize and chat with fellow mycophiles before the main meeting, which will start at 7:00 pm.  A discussion of upcoming events and minister's reports will precede our speaker.  Talented Chef and club member Chef Zachary Mazi now residing in Thailand...

Virtual Mushroom Identification Class (by )

? WHEN: 02/25/2021, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Zoom Mtg, where ever you are
Phil teaching outdoors

Back by popular demand, we are conducting our second virtual mushroom ID class using Zoom. The class is aimed at students who have a serious interest in learning how to identify mushrooms and are willing to put in the time and effort to learn. We are planning to hold the class over two separate sessions, the first on Thursday, February 25th from 7-8 pm and the second on Monday, March 1st from 7-9 pm.

 

2021 February General Zoom Meeting: Dr. Christopher Hobbs - "Cooking and healing with mushrooms" (by )

? WHEN: 02/17/2021, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Zoom Meeting - Where ever you are
Christopher Hobbs and amanita

Please join us for our General Meeting on Zoom .  The Zoom session will be opened at 6:30 pm for those who would like to socialize and chat with fellow mycophiles before the main meeting, which will start at 7:00 pm.  A discussion of upcoming events and minister's reports will precede our speaker.  We are pleased to welcome renowned herbalist Dr. Christopher Hobbs a longtime speaker at our annual Fungus Fair...

2021 January General Zoom Meeting: Christian Schwarz, "Long-Term Lessons"

? WHEN: 01/20/2021, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Zoom Meeting, wherever YOU are
Christian with Stropharia ambigua

Please join us for our General Meeting on Zoom .  The Zoom session will be opened at 6:30 pm for those who would like to socialize and chat with fellow mycophiles before the main meeting, which will start at 7:00 pm.  A discussion of upcoming events and minister's reports will precede our speaker, Christian Schwarz.

Christian's talk is titled: Long-Term Lessons: Persepectives From Three Years of Mushroom Monitoring

 

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Virtual Mushroom Identification Class (by )

? WHEN: 01/14/2021, 7-8 pm
? WHERE: Zoom, Zoom Video Communications, Almaden Boulevard, San Jose, CA
Phil and friends

This year’s mushroom identification class will be different from those in the past due to the restrictions placed upon us by the Covid-19 pandemic. We are going to try conducting the class using Zoom. The class is aimed at students who have a serious interest in learning how to identify mushrooms and are willing to put in the time and effort to learn. We are planning to hold the class over two separate sessions, the first on January 14th from 7-8 pm and the second on January 19th from 7-9 pm.

2020 December General Zoom Meeting: Else Vellinga

? WHEN: 12/16/2020, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Zoom Meeting, wherever YOU are
Else Vellinga holding mushrooms

Please join us for our General Meeting on Zoom .  The Zoom session will be opened at 6:30 pm for those who would like to socialize and chat with fellow mycophiles before the main meeting, which will start at 7:00 pm.  A discussion of upcoming events and minister's reports will precede our speaker, Else Vellinga.

Else's talk is titled: Fascinating Mushroom Spores

Mushroom hunting in Soquel Demo State Forest will also be discussed.

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2020 November General Zoom Meeting: Daniel Winkler

? WHEN: 11/18/2020, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Zoom Meeting, wherever YOU are
Daniel Winkler

Please join us for our General Meeting on Zoom .  The Zoom session will be opened at 6:30 pm for those who would like to socialize and chat with fellow mycophiles before the main meeting, which will start at 7:00 pm.  A discussion of upcoming events and minister's reports will precede our speaker, Daniel Winkler.

Daniel's talk is titled:  Amazing Amazon Fungi.

Join Zoom Meeting here

 

2020 North to Alaska Foray (by Bill White)

? WHEN: 28-05, September 2020
? WHERE: Sterling, Alaska

Bill and Jerri White are again opening their Alaska Sports Lodge for the highly popular Alaska Foray!

Note: This event is not sponsored by the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz, but has been hosted for many years by the Whites, longtime FFSC members. We are again sharing it as a courtesy to our membership. Please be safe, both for yourselves and others!.

In view of the ongoing Covid-19 situation, Bill is not planning restaurant meals, favoring instead staying as a closed group on foray and at the lodge. The state of Alaska requires a negative Covid-19 test within three days before arrival to the state. Please be sure to check with Bill as to details about this and any other questions and concerns you may have regarding the trip in general, the Covid-19 situation locally and how details will be handled.

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.

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