January 2020

Inky Caps (by )

Mushroom of the Month: January, 2020

Basic Inky Cap ID for California

Out of the millions of different kinds of fungi out there, I think that Inky Caps are the coolest by far. They are called Inky Caps because they dissolve into black ink when they get old. They are also often misidentified, so I put together a list of the common Inky Caps and their differences. In general, there are four kinds of inky caps...

Mushroom ID Class for Members Only - Now Open (by )

? WHEN: 02/08/2020, 10 am - 4 pm
? WHERE: Marshall Field/Louden, TBD

The Fungus Federation will be giving a mushroom identification class, led by Phil Carpenter, Science Minister, on Sat. February 8th.   

In order to take the class, you must be a current, paid-up, member of the Fungus Federation. There is no fee to take the class except for your membership dues.  The first 20 people to sign up will be included...

January 26, 2020 Local Foray (by )

? WHEN: 01/26/2020, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
? WHERE: UC Santa Cruz

There will be a local foray for new members (and old members)  this coming Saturday, Jan 26, 2020. 

This foray is to welcome 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...

UCSC Sunday Jan 26-Local Foray (by )

Forums:  Local Forays

There will be a local foray for new members (and old members)  this coming Sunday, Jan 26, 2020. 

This foray is to welcome 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. The foray should last approximately from 9:30 am to 1:00pm...

Lost : The Companion's View (by )

Now that you have read Henry’s account of being lost in the wood, I’ll tell you my side of the story as the companion and the various thought that prompted my actions.  Henry and I had driven up Friday night, slept on the ground and had risen early for a full day of hunting.   The plan was to first look for morel at the burn north of Pipi Valley campground and then look for boletes on the way home that evening...

Reality Check - Dispelling a Myth (reposted article from our paper newletter, the Duff) by Henry P. Young June 1998 (by )

After getting rained out on this year's annual Pipi camping foray, Phil and I decided to return several weeks later based on reports from friend of good hunting.  We drove up Friday evening, June 5, arriving at Pipi campground about 10:30 PM.   First things first, we each had a beer.  Then we made a minimal camp.  We decided that since we could see the moon through the clouds that it wouldn’t rain and didn’t set up the tent...

2020 January General Meeting: Roo Vandegrift (by )

? WHEN: 01/15/2020, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Roo Vandegrift

Please join us for our General Meeting at the Harvey West Scout House.  Doors open at 6:30 PM for setup and socializing.Refreshments will be provided and informal mushroom ID from 6:30-7:00.  A discussion of upcoming events will precede our speaker, Roo Vandegrift.  

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