|WHAT:||2016 September General Meeting: Noah Siegel|
|WHEN:||09/21/2016, 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. We will open earlier at 6PM, this month, so people can come and purchase a book or two at $35 and get them signed by both authors who will be present. Refreshments will be provided and informal mushroom ID from 7:00 - 7:30. A discussion of upcoming events will precede our speaker, Noah Siegel who will discuss his latest book, Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast, co-written with our local Christian Schwarz.
Northern California is known for its seemingly endless wet winters which make the mushrooms flourish and its majestic forest. Not only do we have the biggest trees we also have the largest known Chanterelle and Porcini!
Six years in the making, the newly published Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast is the definitive guide to mushrooms in the diverse ecological zones of this region. Gain a better understanding about the mushrooms of northern California, hear some of the stories behind the book, and enjoy a selection of breathtaking photographs; from common edibles to rare and remarkable species.
Noah’s field mycology skills are extensive – he has spent over two decades seeking, photographing, identifying, and furthering his knowledge about all aspects of macrofungi. He has hunted for mushrooms throughout the United States and Canada, as well as on multiple expeditions to New Zealand and Australia. He is one of the premier mushroom photographers in the nation, having won numerous awards from the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) photography contest. His technique and attention to detail are unrivaled, arising from a philosophy of maximizing utility for identification purposes while maintaining a high degree of aesthetic appeal. His photographs have appeared on the covers and have been featured in articles of multiple issues of FUNGI Magazine and Mushroom the Journal, the primary mushroom enthusiast magazines in the United States, numerous mushroom books, as well as many club publications. He just finished, along with Christian Schwarz, Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast, a comprehensive guide for the northern California coast. Noah travels and lectures extensively across America, following the mushrooms from coast to coast, and everywhere in between.