Why join the Fungus Federation?

Face it: you can learn a bit about mushrooming by coming to the Fungus Fair, sitting in on a few general meetings, and studying on your own. Or you can take it up a notch and gain a lot of knowledge by participating with a group of experienced foragers, mycologists, and mycophages...

May 2024 General Meeting -Britt Bunyard "Tales of Weird and Fun Fungi"

? WHEN: 05/08/2024, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Clubhouse at Harvey West Park

Note the  date: Our meeting will be held one week earlier than usual for this for month only.

The evening will start at 6:30 pm for those who would like to socialize, snack on Bob Wynn's fantastic spread and chat with fellow mycophiles before the main meeting. Business and announcements will start at 7:00 pm...

2024 Wine & Mushroom Fest (by )

? WHEN: 04/28/2024, 5-9 pm
? WHERE: See Members' Section

The Wine & Mushroom event is back! This matchless co-op gathering with several Santa  Cruz Mountain appellation wineries has been put together by Culinary Minister Bob Wynn and Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard/Quinta Cruz. The mushrooming crowd brings finger food hors d’ouvres and desserts. The winemakers bring their best, and we all have a great time!

FFSC History

The Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz (FFSC) was founded by David Arora in 1984. The underlying purpose of the club is to make learning about wild mushrooms interesting to both science oriented and curious naturalists alike, and above all to make the hunt and ID fun for everyone including their families. Since 1984, the paid membership has grown from 20 to over 425 family and individual memberships.

Local Foray-event full (by )

? WHEN: 03/03/2024, 9 am - 12 pm
? WHERE: Santa Cruz

We have had quite a bit more rain, so let's get together to survey our local fields and forests! We will be meeting in the Santa Cruz area. The exact location and more instructions will be sent out to participants a couple of days before the foray. This walk will concentrate on enjoying and learning a bit about some of our local mushrooms. We will do our best to identify our fungal finds, answer questions, and share knowledge...