2023 Albion II Foray - January (by )

? WHEN: 20-22, January 2023
? WHERE: Albion Field Station, Albion Field Station, 34100 Albion Street Albion, CA 95410

This is Albion II, our annual January trip to the Albion Field Station, located six miles south of the town of Mendocino. The Mendocino Coast is a bountiful haven for fungal species in any season. The Albion II foray focuses on a wide range of fungi, with edibles including boletes, chanterelles, candy caps, matsutake and hedgehogs. Members staying offsite can now purchase a ticket (non refundable to offset the cost of the group permit, cafeteria rental and speaker fees) to join us for the morning Saturday foray, our fabulous Saturday night potluck, and the listen to our guest speaker, Noah Siegel.  However you must show proof of vaccination and you must be a FFSC member for you and your guests to attend.  Masks are still required in the buildings.  Registration opens December 16th.

The Albion Retreat and Learning Center is located just one mile from the seashore, eight miles south of Mendocino, 28 miles from a state 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.

The Albion Retreat and Learning Center features heated private cabins with private baths and a large dining hall with a commercial kitchen which is available to all our guests. The center serves as our hub 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 https://www.puc.edu/about-puc/albion-field-station.

We encourage all those who want to learn more about mushrooms come to the lab and help out with the ID.   


Salt Point -

  • Not required
  • There is a bag limit of five pounds of mushrooms per person per day, and commercial picking of any kind is not allowed. Fines are steep for infringements—up to $300.

Jackson State Demonstration Forest -

  • Each person interested in picking mushrooms MUST have a permit,
  • $20 per person
  • Only mail option is available for this permit.- don't forget the stamped self-addressed envelope for them to mail you your permit(s). 
  • Allow 10-14 days, check or money order only, etc.

       Individual: https://www.fire.ca.gov/media/cazfuln3/mushroom-permit-by-mail-packet.pdf

More information is provided below for members so join up. 

Happy Hunting,

Minister of Long Distance Forays


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