North to Alaska Foray 2018 (by Bill White)

? WHEN: 25-01, September 2018
? WHERE: Sterling, Alaska

Foray is now Full

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

Theme for the foray, courtesy of phenomenal photographer and bon vivant Hugh Smith. It is sung to the tune of North to Alaska by Johnny Horton. Check  https://youtu.be/JSt0NEESrUA for the melody, then sing Hugh's new, improved version:

Way up North............
Way up North............

North . . to Alaska, we're goin' north, the rush is on.
North . . to Alaska, we're goin' north, the hunt is on.

Ol' Hugh left the city, in the year of twenty ten, with
Sandi, his partner and some other mushroom friends. They
found the Kenai River, and they went where they were told. Theyfound
Cort caperatus, Lec Si Num,
and Boletes, big & bold.

Where the river is windin', Bill's Boletes we're findin',
North . . to Alaska, we're goin' north, the hunt is on.

Well Hugh turned to Phil with a Bolete in his hands.
Said, "Phil, you're a lookin' at a hungry hungry man.
I'd trade all these Porcini, that are found in this here land, forsome
good ol' deep-fried chic-ken, an' a chocolate dessert, man."

Where the Kenai is windin', big Boletes they're findin',
North . . to Alaska, we're goin' north, the hunt is on.
Alaska Bolete by Bradley Dunbaugh

 

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.

2018 February General Meeting: Todd Spanier - Black Gold (by )

? WHEN: 02/21/2018, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Chef Todd Spanier

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, Todd Spanier, owner of King of Mushrooms and founder of California Truffle Orchards LLC.

Steam Train Foray at Roaring Camp (by Rene Barone)

? WHEN: 02/17/2018, 12-5 pm
? WHERE: 5401 Graham Hill Road Felton
Steam train in the redwoods
This very special local foray includes a one-way steam train ride in the Redwoods and Oak forest of Bear Mountain at the Roaring Camp Railroad in Felton. The train will leave us at the top to hunt on the private property of the Roaring Camp forest. Mycologists and science advisors will be on hand to lead the foray...

2018 January General Meeting: Member Panel (by )

? WHEN: 01/17/2018, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House

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 speakers.

Our program will consist of four beginner-oriented, mini-presentations about how to recognize some common local mushrooms.

UC Santa Cruz Local Foray, Saturday, 20 January 2018 (by )

There will be a local foray this coming Saturday to welcome our new members in 2018.  Everyone is invited to come out and see what treasures the recent rains have produced.  Emphasis  will be on introducing 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...

Loch Lomond Mushroom Walk (by )

? WHEN: 01/06/2018, 11 am - 1 pm
? WHERE: 100 Loch Lomond Way, Felton, CA 95018

Loch Lomond Recreation Area is hosting an interpretive forayled by a local mycology expert on January 6, 2018 from 11 AM-1 PM. We will be hiking less than two miles and identifying fungi under the instruction of our own wizard Phil Carpenter. The park entry is FREE for the event and participants will have to sign waivers...

First Friday Mushroom Art at Artisans Gallery (by Heather Troy and Rene Barone)

? WHEN: 01/05/2018, 5-9 pm
? WHERE: 1368 Pacific Avenue, Santa ruz, CA

Heads up, art fans! The buzz about the Fungus Fair, food and art has extended to Artisan's Gallery  Mushroom and color palette on Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz. The event celebrates the start of of Culinary Mushroom Week January 5th – 14th 2018.  A mushroom artist's work will be featured, accompanied by appetizers and wine.  If you haven't attended First Friday, it's a fun night of gallery hopping, sipping and munching with friends.  See you there!

2018 FFSC After-Hours Dinner (by Rene Barone)

? WHEN: 01/12/2018, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
? WHERE: Louden Nelson Community Center (Room #3), 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
$ TICKETS: CLOSED

Enjoy an amazing multi-course mushroom and wine feast with a group of like-minded fungiphiles.

Lucky attendees will sample appetizers and have small-scale guided tours of the displays in a more intimate, less crowded atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

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