2016

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.

2016 Albion I Foray - December (by )

? WHEN: 02-04, December 2016
? WHERE: Albion Field Station, Albion Field Station, 34100 Albion Street Albion, CA 95410

Reservations for the Albion Retreat for December - almost sold out only dorms and RV sites available.

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.

KKUP - "West Coast Foraging/ Walk on the Wild Side"

? WHEN: 10/27/2016, 10 am - 1 pm
? WHERE: Radio - KKUP 91.5

Our very own members, Phil Carpenter and Susan Labiste will be on the KKUP radio “Old Time Farm & Garden Show” with Jim Maley.  They will be talking about forging from both the Plant and Fungi Kingdoms.  The program will be aired on KKUP FM 91.5 on Thursday, October 27th from 10 AM to 1PM Pacific time.  The programs title is “West Coast Foraging/ Walk on the Wild Side".

Please tune in and tell your friends...

2016 November General Meeting: Rick Kerringan "Agaricus of North America" (by )

? WHEN: 11/16/2016, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Rick Kerrigan

 

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, Rick Kerrigan.

Join us for his talk on Agaricus of North America

NAMA National Foray – Front Royal, Virginia (by Phil Carpenter)

Being retired, I like to travel to other parts of the country or world to pursue my interest in mushrooms. This year, I considered two choices: the annual foray to Alaska in August hosted by long-term FFSC member, Bill White, or the national NAMA (North American Mycological Society) foray to Virginia, set for September 8-11. For a variety of reasons, I opted to go to Virginia. Oops, not the best choice as it turns out - Alaska had primo pickin’ while Virginia didn’t...

2016 Alaska Foray Field Report

Ted showing off a Alaskan gold

First of all, before going Noah Seigel was saying it was going to be a banner year for mushrooms in Alaska.   They had been gettting plenty of rain this year.   Last year, it was a drought year and the rivers were low.  I was getting excited and checking the weather of Soldotna months before the trip.   My palms were sweating.

This will be my fourth consecutive trip now and I am an Alaskan fixture at Bill Whites Sports Lodge...

Santa Cruz Mycoflora Foray (not FFSC event) (by )

? WHEN: 08-11, December 2016
? WHERE: Mission Springs, Scotts Valley

Did you go to NAMA in 2012 in Scotts Valley, CA and want another foray at that location? Or, did you miss out, and wish you had gone?

Christian Schwarz and Noah Siegel are running another foray there; this Dec. 8-11th. Any proceeds raised from the event will help fund the Santa Cruz MycoFlora project...

Mendocino Mushroom, Wine & Beer Camp (not FFSC) (by )

? WHEN: 11/05/2016, 12-5 pm
? WHERE: Wente Scout Reservation, Wente Scout Reservation
Mendocino Mushroom, Wine & Beer Camp

The 2016 Mushroom, Wine & Beer Camp is the signature event for Visit Mendocino County's 17th Annual Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival, which runs from November 4-13, 2016.

Proceeds from the camp event support the Mendocino County Museum's mission to collect, conserve, present and celebrate the stories, artifacts, and lives of the people and places of Mendocino County...

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