Hawai'i (Big Island) Mushroom (by )

Hugh doesn't eat mushroomsI was writing my latest letter about my trip to the The Big Island. It was going nicely.. some of us have to work, I mean get to work, I mean have to work...

December Local Foray (by )

? WHEN: 12/05/2015, 9 am - 12 pm
? WHERE: Quail Hollow Ranch County Park

As the date approaches for each, a separate email will be sent out with more information as well as directions on how to sign-up. All are subject to cancellation/possible location change

SIGN UP/Confirmation is REQUIRED

Amanitas, Boletes, Chroogomphus, Suillus, Trametes and Tremella have all been found here, just to name a few. While there is no guarantee as to how the low levels of rain fall will affect the kinds of fungi we find this year, it promises to be a beautiful hike through varying types of terrain: Shady Oak groves, grassy fields, Manzanita thickets, and Pine trees. Further within the park, one will find winding Redwood paths and sandstone wall formations that are part of the Sandhill habitat that lies between Ben Lomond and Scotts Valley.  The trails vary in difficulty; very flat and easy to somewhat Quail Hollow Foraymoderate.

Quail Hollow has given us permission to pick within the park but we cannot take anything we pick outside of the park.  Parking at the Ranch is very limited so car pooling is recommended, as there is no street parking. Through the efforts of previous forays, the FFSC has created a good relationship with park leaders, and we ask that you please respect their requests. 

Photos from the Forager's Feast (by )

Chef Bob Wynn, Forager-in-Chief Sue Labiste and the FFSC Culinary committee, lead by Margaret Carpenter, cooked up a truly wild event this year featuring foraged foods. Wild mushrooms complemented by an array of indigenous foods, thanks to our intrepid foragers, preppers and planners Bob, Sue, Fred Molnar, Cat Gunderson, Bill and Annie Lang and Debbie Johnson.  As you can see by our happy faces.  

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...