June 2016

Morel Cultivation Workshop at UC Berkeley

? WHEN: 05-06, August 2016
? WHERE: UC Berkeley Campus
Morel mushrooms

Thought you had to go to the Sierras for morels, didn't you? Maybe not...

Dr. Mo Mei Chen will be hosting a workshop on morel mushroom cultivation at UC Berkeley on August 5 - 6, 2016. New techniques in the cultivation of morels will be taught, and participants will go home with culture for spawning. 

Details here

2016 Echo Summit Foray -- CANCELLED (by )

? WHEN: 02-05, September 2016
? WHERE: Echo Summit Lodge, 9010 Johnson Pass Rd, Echo Lake, CA

Foray cancelled. Unfortunately, reports of bone dry conditions and few sign ups compelled us to cancel this annual foray.  Next year we hope for better dates and weather!


Our Annual Echo Summit Foray is scheduled for September 2 - 5, Labor Day Weekend, at the California Alpine Club’s Echo Summit Lodge, with breathtaking views overlooking the Tahoe Basin. If thunderstorms cooperate we will find quite a variety of fungi, including edibles, such as Bol etus and Leccinum. Regardless of the number of mushrooms found, we always have a wonderful time.

There is no limit to the foray size itself. FFSC members are welcome to stay off site and join us for the foray and meals. There is also RV parking next to the lodge. The lodge fills up fast so make sure you reserve your space in advance. Reservations for the lodge will open August 1. You must be a FFSC member for you and your family to attend.  

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June, 2016

"Puff of Smoke" by Hugh Smith

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Date: 04 June, 2016
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Mount Shasta was visible at all times of every day. Hardly a cloud!

Sandi and I met Mark and Toni from Santa Cruz at McCloud for the McCloud Mushroom Festival. We rented a home on www.VRBO.com and we were able to walk to town for the festival every day. We've been before but this was so much better than the last time.

Yes, Hygrophorus caeruleus were found. There was lots of fungal activity from 3200 feet and up...