Dec 1 Marshall Field Foray (by )

photo of a photo of deadly Galerina

In spite of an ominous weather forecast, 18 intrepid fungiphiles came out to Marshall Field Saturday to learn about local fungal habitats and to see what the recent rain had produced.


At first glance it appeared that nothing fungal was happening, but on closer inspection,  the rotters were out in abundance.

It was a still a little too early for the mycorrizal  species to show up...

2018 Albion I Foray - December (by )

? WHEN: 07-09, December 2018
? 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.  This year, our guest speaker will be Noah Seigel for Saturday night.

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.

2019 Albion II Foray - January (by )

? WHEN: 25-27, January 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.  The Albion foray focuses on a wide range of fungi, with edibles including boletes, chanterelles, candy caps, matsutake and hedgehogs.   

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.  Please do not make reservations for this foray directly on the Albion website.   Please look under the Members Info to for reservation types.  

2019 January General Meeting: Michael Beug - Should I have eaten that mushroom? (by )

? WHEN: 01/16/2019, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Michael Beug

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,  Michael Beug...

2018 November General Meeting: Taylor Lockwood — Taylor's Last Tour? (by )

? WHEN: 11/20/2018, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Taylor Lockwood

NOTE: MEETING IS ON TUESDAY, RATHER THAN THE USUAL WEDNESDAY, DUE TO THANKSGIVING

Please join us for our General Meeting at the Harvey West Scout House. This month's speaker will be Taylor Lockwood, internationally renowned mushroom photographer...

2018 Casa Nostra Wild Mushroom Dinner (by )

? WHEN: 11/13/2018
? WHERE: 9217 State Route 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005
Basket of Chanterelle mushrooms

The FFSC Culinary Committee is happy to announce a fungal feast to start off the new season. Thanks to Tatyana Rekow for organizing this delicious treat! We’re planning a family-style dinner for FFSC members at Casa Nostra in Ben Lomond. Sorry, details and registration are limited to current FFSC members! Members can purchase a guest ticket for the same price.

Morel Fever (by )

Morel Madness

Morel Season!

My palms are sweating; I swear it.   It started mid April when my mushroom social media started appearing with posts of morels and morel related dishes.   The season starts on the east coast and moves slowly to the West.   

Beautiful posting of morels in midwest and some even from Europe begins haunting my video streams...

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