2019 Myco Tour with Whatscookin - Piedmont Italy (by )

I was lucky to join Britt Bunyard and the Tour Company What's Cookin to visit the Piedmont Area in Italy.   This was a special Myco focus tour along with food and wine.   I just had to go.

Did we find mushroom?   Yes we did.   We had the advantage of both Britt, the editor of FUNGI Magazine and local mycologist in the various areas we visited...

November General Meeting -- Alan Rockefeller (by )

? WHEN: 11/20/2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, 191 Harvey West Blvd. Santa Cruz 95060
Alan Rockefeller

Join us for our monthly meeting! We gather at the Harvey West Scout House for refreshments and informal mushroom ID from 6:30 – 7:00. Organizers will then provide updates on future forays and other activities, followed by our speakers. Bring along your sense of curiosity and any mushrooms you've found and would like help identifying. 

Alan Rockefeller's is our speaker...

2019 October General Meeting: Michael Wood - Author, Photographer and Creator of MykoWeb.Com (by )

? WHEN: 10/16/2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House
Michael G. Wood

While we wait for fall rains, please join us for our second general meeting of 2019/2020 season.

  • You will hear reports about forays and findings in recent weeks 
  • What to expect in weeks and months to come
  • Upcoming local and long distance forays
  • And more!

Our speaker for October is Michael Wood, past president of the Mycological Society of San Francisco, co-author of California Mushrooms, avid photographer, and creator of MykoWeb.com.

CIIS Presents: A night of Mushroom Lore (by Patty Pforte)

? WHEN: 10/09/2019, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: California Institute of Integral Studies

My name is Patricia Pforte and I manage Marketing for the California Institute of Integral Studies’ Public Programs and Workshops, which they host 120 of each year. We have a really exciting one on October 9th called A Night of Mushroom Lore with Mycologist Lawrence Millman and Director of CoRenewal and Amazon Mycorenewal Project Maya Elson. We would love to spread the word about this fun event...

2019 Fall Mushroom Dinner

? WHEN: 10/05/2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
? WHERE: 360 Kings Village Road Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Autumn beckons and we await the first fungal fruitings! In the meantime, the FFSC Culinary Committee welcomes you to celebrate the season with our annual Fall Mushroom Dinner.  Chef Bob Wynn and the Culinary Committee are cooking up a scrumptious menu for the evening. Menu is evolving, and will feature hors d’oeuvres served with an autumnal aperitif, followed by Vegetarian Porcini Pasta Bolognese (regular and gluten-free), Craterellus Green Beans, Foccacia and Panna Cotta for dessert. Mmmmmm...

Admission

  • FFSC member admission $21 advance, $25 at door
  • Guest admission $30 advance, $35 at door
  • Advance sales will close Wednesday, 10/02/2019

My Adventures in Telluride, Colorado (by )

I don't know why, but I had this strange desire to attend the annual Telluride Mushroom Festival in Colorado.  I wanted to do this so much it made it my bucket list.   I loved the idea of the Festival parade which seemed like a small town parade where folks dressed up as mushrooms.

Hearing about the great mushrooms in Colorado did not hurt either.  This year, I finally managed to get this Festival on my schedule and I was not disappointed.

2019 Santa Cruz Mycoflora Foray - Save the Date

? WHEN: 12-15, December 2019
? WHERE: Mission Springs Conference Center, Scotts Valley, CA

Clear your calendars for the fourth annual Santa Cruz Mycoflora Foray. We will again gather at the Mission Springs Conference Center in Scotts Valley, CA. Plan to spend an absorbing weekend in the beautiful coastal redwoods collecting and identifying fungi, participating in lectures and workshops, enjoying the company of fellow fungiphiles, all the while building our local mycoflora database...

2019 September General Meeting: Dr. Kabir Peay - Mt. Vision Fire in Point Reyes of 1997 (by )

? WHEN: 09/18/2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Kabir Peay

At last, the FFSC Mushroom season begins again. Join us for our first meeting of 2019/2020 season.

  • You will hear reports about forays and findings in recent weeks 
  • What to expect in weeks and months to come; 
  • Upcoming local and long distance forays
  • And more!

Our speaker for September is Dr. Kabir Peay from Stanford University. Kabir did his doctoral studies At UC Berkeley and now heads a highly regarded mycological research program at Stanford.

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

 

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