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2018 March General Meeting: Michael Beug - Hallucinogenic Mushrooms as Entheogens (by )

? WHEN: 03/21/2018, 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 is Professor Emeritus of The Evergreen State College and an award-winning photographer.  His talk is titled, Hallucinogenic Mushrooms as Entheogens - The use of Psilocybin Mushrooms in Recreation, Mental Health and Spirituality.

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.

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.

2017 Albion I Foray - December (by )

? WHEN: 01-03, December 2017
? WHERE: Albion Field Station, Albion Field Station, 34100 Albion Street Albion, CA 95410

There is no limit to the foray size itself.  FFSC members are welcome to stay off site and join us for both the Saturday foray and the Saturday night potluck. You must be a FFSC member for you and your family to attend.

The Albion Retreat and Learning Center is located just one mile from the seashore, eight miles south of Mendocino, and 28 miles from the Jackson Demonstration Forest, and 60 miles from Salt Point in the valley of an old lumber camp on the Albion River, it has welcomed students and visitors with its rustic charm since 1947. The Albion Retreat and Learning Center is owned and operated by Pacific Union College and offers an ideal base from which to foray in the nearby Jackson Demonstration Forest.  The Mendocino Coast is a bountiful haven for fungal species in any season. The Albion foray focuses on a wide range of fungi, with edibles including boletes, chanterelles, candy caps, matsutake and hedgehogs.   Go here to get your Jackson Demostration Permit.

The Albion Retreat and Learning Center features heated private cabins with private baths and a lovely dining hall with a commercial kitchen. The center serves as our foray base and we utilize the kitchen for meals and our famous Saturday night potluck. Additional information regarding the Albion Retreat and Learning Center can be found at http://www.puc.edu/puc-life/albion/home.

2017 November General Meeting: Laura Bogar - "Fungal frenemies" (by )

? WHEN: 11/15/2017, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Laura Bogar

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, Laura Bogar, PhD candidate at Standford University. 


Fungal frenemies:  How can roots tell good fungi from bad?

2017 October General Meeting: Dr. Tom Bruns, Professor at UC Berkeley (by )

? WHEN: 10/18/2017, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Dr. Tom Bruns

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, Tom Bruns, Professor, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley.  Also attending this month's meeting will be representatives of the Soquel Demonstration Forest.

Complexity, Simplicity and Convergence
A tour through the evolutionary history of the Basidiomycota 

2017 September General Meeting: Christian Schwarz - The Chanterelles of North America: One Small Step on the Way to a Giant Leap (by )

? WHEN: 09/20/2017, 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 on The Chanterelles of North America: One Small Step on the Way to a Giant Leap.

 

Albion 1 - December Field Report

Another successful foray for FFSC.   Many mushroom were found although we missed the b. edulius and butter bolete flush earlier in the season by 3 - 4 weeks.   We still had many to choose from.

The weather was beautiful and club members who attended met and greeted each other as extended family members which FFSC is.   It is so good to see all our friends and as each foray passes, the list continues to grow...

2017 January General Meeting: Langdon Cook (by )

? WHEN: 01/18/2017, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Langdon Cook

 

Please join us for our General Meeting at the Harvey West Scout House.  Doors open at 7, with refreshments and informal mushroom ID from 7:00 - 7:30. A discussion of upcoming events will precede our speaker, Langdon Cook, our featured speaker at our Annual Fungus Fair.

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