January 2018

February, 2018

"Fungi and Feline" by Mari Stauffer Howard

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Taken by by phone upside down on the grass.  

"Feline grace and lithe" appearance of the mushrooms along with the original feline in the background.

psathyarella genus?

Psathyrella corrigus or P. bipellis.

 

2018 February General Meeting: Todd Spanier - Black Gold (by )

? WHEN: 02/21/2018, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Chef Todd Spanier

Please join us for our General Meeting at the Harvey West Scout House.  Refreshments will be provided and informal mushroom ID from 7:00 - 7:30.  A discussion of upcoming events will precede our speaker, Todd Spanier, owner of King of Mushrooms and founder of California Truffle Orchards LLC.

Steam Train Foray at Roaring Camp (by Rene Barone)

? WHEN: 02/17/2018, 12-5 pm
? WHERE: 5401 Graham Hill Road Felton
Steam train in the redwoods
This very special local foray includes a one-way steam train ride in the Redwoods and Oak forest of Bear Mountain at the Roaring Camp Railroad in Felton. The train will leave us at the top to hunt on the private property of the Roaring Camp forest. Mycologists and science advisors will be on hand to lead the foray...

2018 January General Meeting: Member Panel (by )

? WHEN: 01/17/2018, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House

Please join us for our General Meeting at the Harvey West Scout House.  Refreshments will be provided and informal mushroom ID from 7:00 - 7:30.  A discussion of upcoming events will precede our speakers.

Our program will consist of four beginner-oriented, mini-presentations about how to recognize some common local mushrooms.

UC Santa Cruz Local Foray, Saturday, 20 January 2018 (by )

There will be a local foray this coming Saturday to welcome our new members in 2018.  Everyone is invited to come out and see what treasures the recent rains have produced.  Emphasis  will be on introducing new members to the club, but experienced members are also needed to share their knowledge and camaraderie. 

 

The Foray will take place around the North (upper) part of the UC Santa Cruz campus open space...

UC Santa Cruz Local Foray, Saturday, 20 January 2018 (by )

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Greetings Fungus Friends,

 

There will be a local foray this coming Saturday to welcome our new members in 2018.  Everyone is invited to come out and see what treasures the recent rains have produced.  Emphasis  will be on introducing new members to the club, but experienced members are also needed to share their knowledge and camaraderie.  The Foray will take place around the North (upper) part of the UC Santa Cruz campus open space...

Fair Foray (by )

Hi Folks!

 I could host a foray to collect specimins for the fair on Thursday 1/11, 12-2pm

I am off off Alba Rd. In Ben Lomond and have access to 30+ private acres of mixed redwood, fir, madrone & oak.

Let me know here, if you are interested!

~Karla

 

January, 2018

"Earth Star" by Tim Teske

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Found in Rancho San Antonio park along the Rogue Valley Trail.  Appeared shortly after a brief day of rain during an unusually dry season.

California Mushrooms-  page 460

Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast- page 533

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