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...
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...
|WHAT:||2017 Wine & Mushroom Fest|
|WHEN:||02/11/2017, 6-10 pm|
|WHERE:||Scott Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley, CA 95066|
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...
Join Bill and Jerri White at their Alaska Sports Lodge for the highly popular Alaska Foray.
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.
"Mushy Acorn" by Anisa Etemadi
Camera: Apple iPhone 6s
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure: 0.03 sec
Focal Length: 4 mm
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!