2019 Wine & Mushroom Fest (by )

? WHEN: 04/13/2019, 6-9 pm
? WHERE: Scott Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Wine

Our matchless co-op event with several Santa Cruz Mountain appellation wineries will again take place at the Scotts Valley Community Center. Big thanks to Culinary Minister Bob Wynn and Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard/Quinta Cruz for making the arrangements. The mushrooming crowd brings appetizers, finger food and desserts, mostly containing mushrooms...

Mushroom Event at Quail Hollow Ranch (by )

? WHEN: 04/20/2019, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
? WHERE: Quail Hollow Ranch, Quail Hollow Ranch
row of mushrooms

Join enthusiasts from the Santa Cruz Fungus Federation for a trio of activities!

First, a docent-led walk will focus on local habitats where mushrooms are found and the roles fungi play in the ecosystem, as well as mushroom identification plus documenting observations with the iNaturalist application.

Next, enjoy a hands-on demonstration of economical techniques for growing your own mushrooms using readily available materials...

2019 FFSC Spring Morel Foray has been CANCELLED

Our foray has been cancelled due to Tree Hazards

Our spring foray in the Sierras has been scheduled.  This camping foray takes place in the Sierras and traditionally takes place in May, or as soon as the snow has melted. For this reason the date is somewhat flexible, so stay tuned for updates...

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 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...

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