September 2021

2021 Albion I Gathering - December (by )

? WHEN: 03-05, December 2021
? WHERE: Albion Field Station, Albion Field Station, 34100 Albion Street Albion, CA 95410

Yes, Albion is happening this mushroom season. However there will be some changes as we adapt. The major changes are: 1) There will be NO Saturday potluck 2) Proof of vaccination required 3) Masks must be worn in buildings We have booked this lovely venue and we welcome the opportunity to come together with like minded individuals. You will be required to follow Mendocino County Health requirements during your stay, including wearing masks, social distancing, and when possible, hand washing/sanitizing.

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. Additional information regarding the Albion Retreat and Learning Center can be found at

2021 September General Zoom Meeting: Phil Carpenter "Roundtable Discussion on Basics of Mushrooming"

? WHEN: 09/15/2021, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Zoom Meeting - Where ever you are
Phil samples a mushroom

Please join us for our General Meeting on Zoom .  The session will be opened at 6:30 pm for those who would like to socialize and chat with fellow mycophiles before the main meeting, which will start at 7:00 pm. 

We had hoped that our General Meetings would be back to their regular, in person format by now, but due to the current level of covid transmission and out of an abundance of caution, we will continue with the Zoom video format for another month.  Future meetings may be held virtually, in person, or in a hybrid format allowing attendees the option of participating virtually through a live video stream.