2017 November General Meeting: Laura Bogar - "Fungal frenemies" (by )

? WHEN: 11/15/2017, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Laura Bogar

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, Laura Bogar, PhD candidate at Standford University. 


Fungal frenemies:  How can roots tell good fungi from bad?

2017 Casa Nostra Wild Mushroom Dinner (by )

? WHEN: 11/14/2017
? 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. 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.

2017 Albion I Foray - December (by )

? WHEN: 01-03, December 2017
? 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.

2017 Nama Northwoods Foray (Cable, Wisconsin) (by Katherine Elvin/Dan Tischler)

This years NAMA foray was held in Cable, Wisconsin in the Northwoods.   3 of us attended from FFSC (Katherine Elvin, Dan Tischler and David Rust).   The majority of the folks were from the Great Lakes region of WI, MI, and MN.

The woods were amazing and the "curse of No mushrooms" did not rear its ugly head.   We filled tables and tables of specimens for the id tables to keep the mycologists and their students busy...

2017 October General Meeting: Dr. Tom Bruns, Professor at UC Berkeley (by )

? WHEN: 10/18/2017, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Dr. Tom Bruns

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, Tom Bruns, Professor, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley.  Also attending this month's meeting will be representatives of the Soquel Demonstration Forest.

Complexity, Simplicity and Convergence
A tour through the evolutionary history of the Basidiomycota 

2017 Fall Members Mushroom ID Classes (by )

Phil Carpenter will be leading a series of Fall Mushroom Identification classes. Starting October a series of 4 classes.  Classes will be held in Santa Cruz from 7-9 pm.   Participants must be active current club members and be able to attend all 4 sessions but since the class is free, the membership dues are the only fee for nonmembers.  If your membership has lapsed, it is important to renew it! There is no charge for the class for members and it is not open to non-members.  Come with fresh mushrooms from field or lawn, forest or mountains

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