It was 25 years ago in May that I joined a foray to Yosemite led by David Arora. We camped at the Sweetwater campground on Hwy. 120 outside the park. I was new to FFSC then and didn’t know anyone, but feel that there must have been a club member or two on the trip. David says there were about twenty of us in total but sadly I have no photos of the foray and can’t remember the people. The first day we hunted the Nat. forest off Evergreen road and found morels. I remember being very proud of a prime 3” specimen. David found some Amanita velosa and cooked them up for us to taste that evening. He told us they were some of the best-tasting mushrooms and, of course, added the obligatory warning about eating amanitas that we weren’t absolutely sure of.
|WHAT:||April Monthly Meeting: Noah Seigel - Good Morels are Hard to Find|
|WHEN:||04/20/2016, 7-9 pm|
|WHERE:||Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House|
Good Morels are Hard to Find: Changes in America's Morel Values
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, Noah Siegel. This lecture will introduce you to California's morels, give tips on when and where to look for them, and an oversight on the recent Morchella taxonomy in North America.