February, 2014

"A Little Buggy" by Karen Hilker

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Date: July 08, 2011
Camera: Canon Canon PowerShot S3 IS
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Focal Length: 6 mm
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During a walk in the Sierra, I snapped some pictures of a light tan blob on a charred tree...

January, 2014

"So long without rain..." by Hugh Smith

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Date: 05 January, 2014
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So long without rain
Mushrooms poking their heads up
Soon become crispy!

This has been the driest year on record for Santa Cruz, having received only 1.3 inches so far this season of our average 11 inches to date...

Exploring Mushroom Dyes with Alissa Allen

Mushroom Dye Workshop with Alissa Allen
Saturday, February 1, Noon - 4 pm

Learn the simple steps for extracting and harnessing the color-rich pigments found in local mushrooms. Feel free to bring a small piece of wool or silk to dye in our community pots. Silk scarves will also be available for purchase and shibori supplies will be on hand...

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December, 2013

"Baby oyster mushrooms" by Steve Olejniczak

Best Photo
Date: November 02, 2013
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure: 0.03 sec
Focal Length: 7 mm
Aperture: f/11.0
Flash Used: Yes
Found these cute baby Oyster mushrooms in the Santa Cruz Mts. on Nov. 3rd, 2013. I used my old Olympus C4000.

Slide 4 - Fungiphile

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Fungiphile: an avid partisan of various things related to mushrooms and mycology


Mushrooms: we find them all over. They are ubiquitous and mysterious, common and rare, delicious and sometimes deadly. Mushrooms are among the oldest living things on earth, and a significant theme and resource in almost every human culture over the past 10,000 years. Want to know more? You are already a fungiphile.

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40 Years of Fun(gus) Fair Celebration

? WHEN: 01/11/2014, 6-9 pm
? WHERE: 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
2014 Fungus Fair poster

Help us keep the Fun in Fungus - come celebrate 40 years of Fungus Fairs! We're celebrating in Room 3 at Louden Nelson Community Center Saturday, January 11th with food, music and, of course, mushrooms. Get your tickets early, as we anticipate high demand!

Fungus Fair After-Hours Mushroom Dinner

? WHEN: 01/10/2014, 7-10 pm
? WHERE: Room #3, Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
2014 Fungus Fair poster

Join us for the 3rd Annual After-Hours Mushroom Dinner! This over-the-top event features a catered dinner, world-class wines and live music.

The meal will be catered by Eric Carter of Cabrillo College, Director of Pino Alto Restaurant at the historic Sesnon House.