October 2016

2016 October General Meeting- Debbie Viess "California Myco-Wizard in the Land of OZ ." (by )

? WHEN: 10/19/2016, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, 191 Harvey West Blvd. Santa Cruz 95060
Debbie and the Termites
Debbie Viess will be presenting this month, with images and tales from her trip to Australia this past spring. In her very own words on this month's talk.  "As many of you might know, OZ (what the Aussies call their country) has also been in the midst of a lengthy and devastating drought. Couple that with the familiar sight of eucalyptus lining the roads (just like here in CA), you can forgive me for thinking that I had traveled an awfully long way to arrive right back home!
However, the unique and marvelous natural history of that island/continent/country soon disabused me of that notion."

Representatives from the Soquel State Demonstration Forest will be on hand from 7:00 to 7:30 to issue free collecting permits before the meeting and provide an update on Forest activities.

NAMA National Foray – Front Royal, Virginia (by Phil Carpenter)

Being retired, I like to travel to other parts of the country or world to pursue my interest in mushrooms. This year, I considered two choices: the annual foray to Alaska in August hosted by long-term FFSC member, Bill White, or the national NAMA (North American Mycological Society) foray to Virginia, set for September 8-11. For a variety of reasons, I opted to go to Virginia. Oops, not the best choice as it turns out - Alaska had primo pickin’ while Virginia didn’t...