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2019 Santa Cruz Mycoflora Foray - Save the Date

? WHEN: 12-15, December 2019
? WHERE: Mission Springs Conference Center, Scotts Valley, CA

Clear your calendars for the fourth annual Santa Cruz Mycoflora Foray. We will again gather at the Mission Springs Conference Center in Scotts Valley, CA. Plan to spend an absorbing weekend in the beautiful coastal redwoods collecting and identifying fungi, participating in lectures and workshops, enjoying the company of fellow fungiphiles, all the while building our local mycoflora database...

2019 Albion I Foray - December (by )

? WHEN: 06-08, December 2019
? WHERE: Albion Field Station, Albion Field Station, 34100 Albion Street Albion, CA 95410

There is no limit to the foray size itself.  FFSC members are welcome to stay off site and join us for both the Saturday foray and the Saturday night potluck. You must be a FFSC member for you and your family to attend.  

The Albion Retreat and Learning Center is located just one mile from the seashore, eight miles south of Mendocino, and 28 miles from the Jackson Demonstration Forest, and 60 miles from Salt Point in the valley of an old lumber camp on the Albion River, it has welcomed students and visitors with its rustic charm since 1947. The Albion Retreat and Learning Center is owned and operated by Pacific Union College and offers an ideal base from which to foray in the nearby Jackson Demonstration Forest.  The Mendocino Coast is a bountiful haven for fungal species in any season. The Albion foray focuses on a wide range of fungi, with edibles including boletes, chanterelles, candy caps, matsutake and hedgehogs.   Go here to get your Jackson Demostration Permit.

The Albion Retreat and Learning Center features heated private cabins with private baths and a lovely dining hall with a commercial kitchen. The center serves as our foray base and we utilize the kitchen for meals and our famous Saturday night potluck. Additional information regarding the Albion Retreat and Learning Center can be found at http://www.puc.edu/puc-life/albion/home.

November General Meeting -- Alan Rockefeller (by )

? WHEN: 11/20/2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, 191 Harvey West Blvd. Santa Cruz 95060
Alan Rockefeller

Join us for our monthly meeting! We gather at the Harvey West Scout House for refreshments and informal mushroom ID from 6:30 – 7:00. Organizers will then provide updates on future forays and other activities, followed by our speakers. Bring along your sense of curiosity and any mushrooms you've found and would like help identifying. 

Alan Rockefeller's is our speaker...

2019 October General Meeting: Michael Wood - Author, Photographer and Creator of MykoWeb.Com (by )

? WHEN: 10/16/2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House
Michael G. Wood

While we wait for fall rains, please join us for our second general meeting of 2019/2020 season.

  • You will hear reports about forays and findings in recent weeks 
  • What to expect in weeks and months to come
  • Upcoming local and long distance forays
  • And more!

Our speaker for October is Michael Wood, past president of the Mycological Society of San Francisco, co-author of California Mushrooms, avid photographer, and creator of MykoWeb.com.

CIIS Presents: A night of Mushroom Lore (by Patty Pforte)

? WHEN: 10/09/2019, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: California Institute of Integral Studies

My name is Patricia Pforte and I manage Marketing for the California Institute of Integral Studies’ Public Programs and Workshops, which they host 120 of each year. We have a really exciting one on October 9th called A Night of Mushroom Lore with Mycologist Lawrence Millman and Director of CoRenewal and Amazon Mycorenewal Project Maya Elson. We would love to spread the word about this fun event...

2019 Fall Mushroom Dinner

? WHEN: 10/05/2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
? WHERE: 360 Kings Village Road Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Autumn beckons and we await the first fungal fruitings! In the meantime, the FFSC Culinary Committee welcomes you to celebrate the season with our annual Fall Mushroom Dinner.  Chef Bob Wynn and the Culinary Committee are cooking up a scrumptious menu for the evening. Menu is evolving, and will feature hors d’oeuvres served with an autumnal aperitif, followed by Vegetarian Porcini Pasta Bolognese (regular and gluten-free), Craterellus Green Beans, Foccacia and Panna Cotta for dessert. Mmmmmm...

Admission

  • FFSC member admission $21 advance, $25 at door
  • Guest admission $30 advance, $35 at door
  • Advance sales will close Wednesday, 10/02/2019

2019 September General Meeting: Dr. Kabir Peay - Mt. Vision Fire in Point Reyes of 1997 (by )

? WHEN: 09/18/2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Kabir Peay

At last, the FFSC Mushroom season begins again. Join us for our first meeting of 2019/2020 season.

  • You will hear reports about forays and findings in recent weeks 
  • What to expect in weeks and months to come; 
  • Upcoming local and long distance forays
  • And more!

Our speaker for September is Dr. Kabir Peay from Stanford University. Kabir did his doctoral studies At UC Berkeley and now heads a highly regarded mycological research program at Stanford.

2019 North to Alaska Foray (by Bill White)

? WHEN: 24-31, August 2019
? WHERE: Sterling, Alaska

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

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.

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