2017 Albion I Foray - December (by )

? WHEN: 01-03, December 2017
? WHERE: Albion Field Station, Albion Field Station, 34100 Albion Street Albion, CA 95410

There is no limit to the foray size itself.  FFSC members are welcome to stay off site and join us for both the Saturday foray and the Saturday night potluck. You must be a FFSC member for you and your family to attend.

The Albion Retreat and Learning Center is located just one mile from the seashore, eight miles south of Mendocino, and 28 miles from the Jackson Demonstration Forest, and 60 miles from Salt Point in the valley of an old lumber camp on the Albion River, it has welcomed students and visitors with its rustic charm since 1947. The Albion Retreat and Learning Center is owned and operated by Pacific Union College and offers an ideal base from which to foray in the nearby Jackson Demonstration Forest.  The Mendocino Coast is a bountiful haven for fungal species in any season. The Albion foray focuses on a wide range of fungi, with edibles including boletes, chanterelles, candy caps, matsutake and hedgehogs.   Go here to get your Jackson Demostration Permit.

The Albion Retreat and Learning Center features heated private cabins with private baths and a lovely dining hall with a commercial kitchen. The center serves as our foray base and we utilize the kitchen for meals and our famous Saturday night potluck. Additional information regarding the Albion Retreat and Learning Center can be found at http://www.puc.edu/puc-life/albion/home.

2017 Nama Northwoods Foray (Cable, Wisconsin) (by Katherine Elvin/Dan Tischler)

This years NAMA foray was held in Cable, Wisconsin in the Northwoods.   3 of us attended from FFSC (Katherine Elvin, Dan Tischler and David Rust).   The majority of the folks were from the Great Lakes region of WI, MI, and MN.

The woods were amazing and the "curse of No mushrooms" did not rear its ugly head.   We filled tables and tables of specimens for the id tables to keep the mycologists and their students busy...

2017 October General Meeting: Dr. Tom Bruns, Professor at UC Berkeley (by )

? WHEN: 10/18/2017, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Dr. Tom Bruns

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, Tom Bruns, Professor, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley.  Also attending this month's meeting will be representatives of the Soquel Demonstration Forest.

Complexity, Simplicity and Convergence
A tour through the evolutionary history of the Basidiomycota 

2017 Fall Members Mushroom ID Classes (by )

Phil Carpenter will be leading a series of Fall Mushroom Identification classes. Starting October a series of 4 classes.  Classes will be held in Santa Cruz from 7-9 pm.   Participants must be active current club members and be able to attend all 4 sessions but since the class is free, the membership dues are the only fee for nonmembers.  If your membership has lapsed, it is important to renew it! There is no charge for the class for members and it is not open to non-members.  Come with fresh mushrooms from field or lawn, forest or mountains

2017 Fall Mushroom Dinner

? WHEN: 10/14/2017, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
? WHERE: 370 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 multiple hors d’oeuvres served with an autumnal aperitif, followed by Porcini Chicken Paprikash with vegie version, choice of noodles or rice and haricots vert beans with craterellus for the main course. Dinner will come to a sweet ending with Sticky Ginger Toffee Pudding and cream. Mmmmmm...

Admission

  • FFSC member admission $21 advance, $25 at door
  • Guest admission $30 advance, $35 at door
  • Advance sales will close Monday, 10/9/17

2017 SCMF WiId Mushroom Foray

? WHEN: 07-10, December 2017
? WHERE: Mission Springs Conference Grounds, 1050 Lockhart Gulch Road, Scotts Valley, CA, 95066
Sowerbyella rhenana

Register for Mycoflora

Join us at the Santa Cruz Mycoflora Project's Wild Mushroom Foray this December for a full weekend of lectures, workshops, mushroom tasting, and of course, mushroom collecting! Here in the southern stronghold of Redwoods, mid-December has been the most consistently productive time for mushroom variety and abundance in...

2017 September General Meeting: Christian Schwarz - The Chanterelles of North America: One Small Step on the Way to a Giant Leap (by )

? WHEN: 09/20/2017, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Christian Schwarz

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, Christian Schwarz on The Chanterelles of North America: One Small Step on the Way to a Giant Leap.

 

2017 Nama Foray - "Join us in the Northwoods!" (by Britt Bunyard)

? WHEN: 07-10, September 2017
? WHERE: http://www.lakewoodsresort.com/, Lakewoods Resort, Wisconsin

Announcing the 2017 NAMA Foray to be held in northwestern Wisconsin: The Northwoods Foray! Check back here often for updates on what species to expect, to learn about the presenters and mycologists, or to simply ask questions. And plan to attend! Limited to 350 and you must be a NAMA member. Registration to this event will include lodging at Lakewood Resort, all meals, and all programs, presentations, and forays...

North to Alaska Foray 2017 (by Bill White)

? WHEN: 26-03, September 2017
? WHERE: Sterling, Alaska

Join Bill and Jerri White at their Alaska Sports Lodge for the highly popular Alaska Foray. 

Alaska Bolete by Bradley Dunbaugh 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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