December 2016

Albion 1 - December Field Report

Another successful foray for FFSC.   Many mushroom were found although we missed the b. edulius and butter bolete flush earlier in the season by 3 - 4 weeks.   We still had many to choose from.

The weather was beautiful and club members who attended met and greeted each other as extended family members which FFSC is.   It is so good to see all our friends and as each foray passes, the list continues to grow...

January, 2017

"Fuchsi" by Joshua Becker

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Found in Big Basin along the Skyline-to-Sea Trail. Wet weather.  Hygrocybe coccinea
You can go here to see our article on MOM (Mushroom of the month) on waxy caps to get more information on these lovely mushrooms.

2017 Fungus Fair After-Hours Dinner (by )

? WHEN: 01/13/2017, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
? WHERE: Louden Nelson Community Center (Room #3), 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Sample appetizers and enjoy an amazing multi-course mushroom and wine feast with a group of like-minded fungiphiles.

Any inquires about openings or wait list should go directly to Rene ( )

2017 Albion II Foray - January

? WHEN: 27-29, January 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. We have opened this to the public for this one event.  Usually, 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.  The Albion foray focuses on a wide range of fungi, with edibles including boletes, chanterelles, candy caps, matsutake and hedgehogs.   

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