January 2017

2017 Albion II Field Report - "Howard's smile"

The image that makes this foray for me, is the huge smile on new member, Howard Chen's face as he shows the basket of black trumpets he found while hunting with Zack Mazi and Chef Evan off of highway 20. This is what FFSC forays are all about.   The enjoyment of finding and discovering the wonders of mushrooms.  Sorry no picture; it is one of those shoulda coulda woulda moments.

Hunting was off and on this trip...

2017 Albion II Foray - Friends, food and oh yes...mushrooms

Another Albion season winds down to a close.   Our January event, this was proceeded by enormous amounts or rain and cold weather.  The fungal gods were shining down on us and the sun and warmth were granted to us for our event.   Those of us who were luck enough to brave the flooded roads, landslides and fallen trees were not disappointed.   The weather, the food and the amazing size of the trumpets this were record-breaking...

2017 Wine & Mushroom Fest

? WHEN: 02/11/2017, 6-10 pm
? WHERE: Scott Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Wine

Our matchless co-op event with several Santa Cruz Mountain appellation wineries will again take place at the Scotts Valley Senior Center. The mushrooming crowd brings appetizers, finger food and desserts, mostly containing mushrooms...

North to Alaska Foray 2017 (by Bill White)

? WHEN: 26-03, September 2017
? WHERE: Sterling, Alaska

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

Alaska Bolete by Bradley Dunbaugh Why?

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.

February, 2017

"Mushy Acorn" by Anisa Etemadi

Best Photo
Date: December 11, 2016
Camera: Apple iPhone 6s
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure: 0.03 sec
Focal Length: 4 mm
Aperture: f/2.2
Flash Used: No

This acorn was found under a decomposing log in the Santa Cruz mountains. The photo was taken by Anisa Etemadi and the acorn was found by Zac Vavoulis.


We believe they are hymenoscyphus fructigenus, a saprobic mushroom found on only certain nuts!

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