February 2019

Mushroom Event at Quail Hollow Ranch (by )

? WHEN: 04/20/2019, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
? WHERE: Quail Hollow Ranch, Quail Hollow Ranch
row of mushrooms

Join enthusiasts from the Santa Cruz Fungus Federation for a trio of activities!

First, a docent-led walk will focus on local habitats where mushrooms are found and the roles fungi play in the ecosystem, as well as mushroom identification plus documenting observations with the iNaturalist application.

Next, enjoy a hands-on demonstration of economical techniques for growing your own mushrooms using readily available materials...

2019 Spring Fungi of the Sierra Nevada - SFSU Field Station (by )

? WHEN: 02-07, June 2019
? WHERE: SFSU Sierra Nevada Field Campus - Yuba Gap
Calvatia sculpta Sierra puffball mushroom

This class was originally taught by Dennis Desjardin, Professor of Mycology at San Francisco State University, now taught by his student, B. Perry, offers this fantastic class annually.  This workshop provides a week-long examination of the spring mycoflora of the Sierra. Students are presented both an overview and the the finer points of identification, including the use of the microscope, various reagents...

February, 2019

"Auriscalpium vulgare" by Dan Tischler

Best Photo
Date: January 19, 2019
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure: 0.01 sec
Focal Length: 6 mm
Aperture: f/3.2
Flash Used: No

Auriscalpium vulgare


The ear-pick or pine cone mushroom is a member of the order Russulales, making it a close relative of russula and lactarius species along with stereum and hericium.