Fungus Fair 2015 - Program Schedule

The Fungus Fair has two main speaking venues: the main room (Room 3) is where you'll find our headliners and cooking demonstrations. Entry passes to the main room will be available outside the room 30 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation...

Fungus Fair 2015 - Speaker and Chef Bios


Taylor Lockwood grew up near Seattle and took to music at an early age. After high school he entered the University of Washington College of Architecture, but by the time he was 21 he was playing several musical instruments and soon moved to California to start a band...

May, 2014

"Weathered morel" by Hugh Smith

Best Photo
Date: 18 May, 2014
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Morchella elata.

Spring Fungi of the Sierra Nevada

beautiful yellow mushroom

Once again, Dennis Desjardin and San Francisco State University will be offering their week-long class at the SFSU Sierra Field Station. Students will be introduced to the different kinds of mushrooms and other large fungi that occur in the spring in the Sierra Nevada (See SNFC species list). Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of macro- and micromorphological features, as well as ecological roles, to aid in the identification of taxa.

March, 2014

"Hygrocybe punicea group" by Cass Fuentes

Best Photo
Date: February 28, 2010
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These Hygrocybes were growing in a mix of mostly Bay Laurel and Oak, in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Los Gatos. Being the first time I encountered the "Scarlet Waxy Cap", I was mesmerized by their beautiful color, and taking pictures of them started my path in mushroom photography.

Wine & Mushroom Fest

Join us for a sumptuous evening featuring wines from exceptional Santa Cruz Mountain Appellation wineries and delectable wild mushroom treats made by the great chefs of the FFSC. 

Current members -- $15 advance purchase, $20 at door
Guests of members -- $20 advance purchase, $25 at door
Each member household may bring 2 guests...

Mushroom microscopy lecture and workshop (by Alan Rockefeller)

? WHEN: 02/24/2014, 6-10 pm
? WHERE: Sudo Room, 2141 Broadway, Oakland
I am giving a lecture and workshop on mushroom microscopy at Sudo Room in downtown Oakland this Monday, 2/24 at 6pm!
I will start with a powerpoint presentation that goes over some basic microscope stuff, then some intermediate level microscope stuff, and then photos of the various microscopic structures you will be looking for in mushroom identification...