2019 Suds & Shrooms Picnic (by )

? WHEN: 05/18/2019, 11 am - 4 pm
? WHERE: Scotts Valley - details in Members area of article

Mushroom beer mug The Central Coast Zymergeeks and the Fungus Federation are sponsoring our annual Suds and ‘Shrooms Potluck Picnic.

This is a great time to gather, enjoy the season and the usual array of great food that our excellent FFSC cooks provide...


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


2019 Elections - May 15, 2019 (by )

Tired of politics? Here is your opportunity to engage in fairly non-controversial and rewarding issues on a very local  level, without a grueling, eye-rolling 2 year campaign period!

The Fungus Federation is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We have all the trappings, including a set of bylaws and a Board of Directors, known as Ministers in Fungusfedspeak. Elections are held every two years at the last meeting of the season. This year's elections will be held at the Membership meeting on May 15th at the Harvey West Scout House.

Below you'll find a list of the Board Members up for election. Please note that only 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. This is a super opportunity to get involved in the operation of the Fungus Federation, direct and shape the club's activities, and get to know a great group of people. 

2019 March General Meeting: Else Vellinge (by )

? WHEN: 03/20/2019, 6-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Else Vellinga

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, Else Vellinga.  Doors open at 6PM

Mycology in California started with the discovery of a few species during a break in the voyage of the North Pacific expedition. The discovery of new species has every been ongoing since that time. The main players during the more than 150 years of history will be put in the spotlight, and future directions of research in the state will be laid out.

2019 Wine & Mushroom Fest (by )

? WHEN: 04/13/2019, 6-9 pm
? WHERE: Scott Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Our matchless co-op event with several Santa Cruz Mountain appellation wineries will again take place at the Scotts Valley Community Center. Big thanks to Culinary Minister Bob Wynn and Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard/Quinta Cruz for making the arrangements. The mushrooming crowd brings appetizers, finger food and desserts, mostly containing mushrooms...

Mushroom Event at Quail Hollow Ranch (by )

? WHEN: 04/20/2019, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
? WHERE: Quail Hollow Ranch, Quail Hollow Ranch
row of mushrooms

Join enthusiasts from the Santa Cruz Fungus Federation for a trio of activities!

First, a docent-led walk will focus on local habitats where mushrooms are found and the roles fungi play in the ecosystem, as well as mushroom identification plus documenting observations with the iNaturalist application.

Next, enjoy a hands-on demonstration of economical techniques for growing your own mushrooms using readily available materials...

2019 FFSC Spring Morel Foray has been CANCELLED

Our foray has been cancelled due to Tree Hazards

Our spring foray in the Sierras has been scheduled.  This camping foray takes place in the Sierras and traditionally takes place in May, or as soon as the snow has melted. For this reason the date is somewhat flexible, so stay tuned for updates...

2019 Spring Fungi of the Sierra Nevada - SFSU Field Station (by )

? WHEN: 02-07, June 2019
? WHERE: SFSU Sierra Nevada Field Campus - Yuba Gap
Calvatia sculpta Sierra puffball mushroom

This class was originally taught by Dennis Desjardin, Professor of Mycology at San Francisco State University, now taught by his student, B. Perry, offers this fantastic class annually.  This workshop provides a week-long examination of the spring mycoflora of the Sierra. Students are presented both an overview and the the finer points of identification, including the use of the microscope, various reagents...

2019 North to Alaska Foray (by Bill White)

? WHEN: 24-31, August 2019
? WHERE: Sterling, Alaska

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


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.