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...

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. 


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.

2019 Steam Train Foray at Roaring Camp (by )

? WHEN: 02/17/2019, 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
? WHERE: 5401 Graham Hill Road Felton, CA 95018
Steam train in the redwoods
Rain or shine, let's get this train loaded and moving for another fantastic foray adventure at Roaring Camp!
The Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad is a 3 ft. narrow-gauge tourist railroad in California that starts from the Roaring Camp depot in Felton, California and runs up steep grades through redwood forests to the top of nearby Bear Mountain, a distance of 3.25 miles. Big thanks to Rene Barone, Heather Troy and Bob Wynn for making this fun day happen!

2019 February General Meeting: Christian Schwarz (by )

? WHEN: 02/20/2019, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Christian Schwarz

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, Christian Schwarz.

A modern important aspect of hunting mushrooms is the opportunity to become a citizen scientist by collecting data to be used by future or on-going mycological research. And it turns out that this is actually not at all difficult by using the cellphone app called iNaturalist. 

Please plan to attend the next meeting on Febuary 20 complete with your cellphone already loaded with the iNat app and learn how you can contribute to science.

January 19, 2019 Local Foray -Update (by )

? WHEN: 01/19/2019, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
? WHERE: UC Santa Cruz
Witch's Hat mushroom

There will be a local foray for new members (and old members)  this coming Saturday, Jan 19, 2019,. 

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...

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...

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...

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.