December 2021

2022 Fungus Fair Forays-SOLD OUT

? WHEN: 08-16, January 2022
? WHERE: Santa Cruz, CA

Sign up below to join local mycologists on a foray in the local Santa Cruz area. After the foray we will meet back at our starting point to review our finds and have culinary demonstration and mushroom tasting. The exact location of each foray will be sent to your registration e-mail before the foray. Be sure to check your spam folder if you have not received a confirmation a few days before the foray...

December, 2021

"TriCini" by Paul Lazazzera

Best Photo
Date: April 08, 2018
Camera: samsung SM-G935T
ISO Speed: 50
Exposure: 0.00 sec
Focal Length: 4 mm
Aperture: f/1.7
Flash Used: No

I (Paul Lazazzera) took this photo on April 8th 2018 in Watsonville California among some pine trees. I call this image TriCini for obvious reasons and it is to this date the most unique specimen of this species I have found. I harvested it to eat and gain its special powers! I hope you enjoy it as well.

2022 Albion II Foray - January (by )

? WHEN: 21-23, January 2022
? WHERE: Albion Field Station, Albion Field Station, 34100 Albion Street Albion, CA 95410

You must be staying at Albion to join us for the both Saturday foray and our fabulous 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 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. All guests have access to the cafeteria, kitchen, laboratory and classroom.  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. 

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