CANCELLED - 2020 Wine & Mushroom Fest (by Toni Gillespie)

? WHEN: 03/21/2020, 6-9 pm
? WHERE: Scott Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

In keeping with Santa Cruz County's recommendation that gatherings of 50 or more be avoided at the current time, we are regretfully cancelling our annual Wine & Mushroom Fest.Refunds will be issued for those who have purchased advance tickets, though it may take a couple of weeks...

2020 Steam Train Foray at Roaring Camp (by )

? WHEN: 02/16/2020, 11:30 am - 4:00 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!

Mushroom ID Class for Members Only - Now Open (by )

? WHEN: 02/08/2020, 10 am - 4 pm
? WHERE: Marshall Field/Louden, TBD

The Fungus Federation will be giving a mushroom identification class, led by Phil Carpenter, Science Minister, on Sat. February 8th.   

In order to take the class, you must be a current, paid-up, member of the Fungus Federation. There is no fee to take the class except for your membership dues.  The first 20 people to sign up will be included...

January 26, 2020 Local Foray (by )

? WHEN: 01/26/2020, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
? WHERE: UC Santa Cruz

There will be a local foray for new members (and old members)  this coming Saturday, Jan 26, 2020. 

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...

Reality Check - Dispelling a Myth (reposted article from our paper newletter, the Duff) by Henry P. Young June 1998 (by )

After getting rained out on this year's annual Pipi camping foray, Phil and I decided to return several weeks later based on reports from friend of good hunting.  We drove up Friday evening, June 5, arriving at Pipi campground about 10:30 PM.   First things first, we each had a beer.  Then we made a minimal camp.  We decided that since we could see the moon through the clouds that it wouldn’t rain and didn’t set up the tent...

2020 January General Meeting: Roo Vandegrift (by )

? WHEN: 01/15/2020, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Roo Vandegrift

Please join us for our General Meeting at the Harvey West Scout House.  Doors open at 6:30 PM for setup and socializing.Refreshments will be provided and informal mushroom ID from 6:30-7:00.  A discussion of upcoming events will precede our speaker, Roo Vandegrift.  

Fantastic Fungi filming w/ Paul Stamets

? WHEN: 01/11/2020, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
? WHERE: Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz

Project New Day invites you to a special screening of Fantastic Fungi followed by a Q&A with Paul Stamets at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz, CA.


Are you ready to explore the magic that lives beneath our feet? Mycelium is the very foundation of life on this planet - not only for our species but for so many species on this Earth that we love, and we can work with it to restore our planet...

2020 46th Annual Santa Cruz Fungus Fair (by Les Seltzer)

? WHEN: 10-12, January 2020
? WHERE: Louden Nelson Community Center

Come to Santa Cruz and explore the fascinating world of Mushrooms.  Learn interesting and fun facts about the hundreds of beautiful and fascinating species of mushrooms found in the Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay area. Fungi will be beautifully displayed in a re-created woodland habitat...

Mushrooms: Keys to the Kingdom of Fungi - Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History (by Katherine Elvin)

? WHEN: 11-01, March 2020
? WHERE: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

FFSC is partnering with Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Mushrooms: Keys to the Kingdom of Fungi

The story of fungi is integral to the story of life. Wherever there is life, there are fungi. Fungi are not plants and they are not animals, they are their own category of living organism. Mushrooms: Keys to the Kingdom Fungi explores the variety of fruiting bodies produced by fungi from the edible to the outrageous...