November 2023

Local Foray in Santa Cruz (by )

? WHEN: 12/02/2023, 9 am - 12 pm
? WHERE: Santa Cruz
pink coral mushroom

Well, we have had 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 will be a habitat walk, concentrating on learning about some of the local trees and the best places to look for different species as the season progresses...

2023 Albion I Foray - December (by )

? WHEN: 01-03, December 2023
? WHERE: Albion Field Station, Albion Field Station, 34100 Albion Street Albion, CA 95410

You must be a FFSC member for you and your guests to attend.  Masks are recommended in the buildings.

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

November 2023 General Meeting -CANCELLED Phil Carpenter, "What the First Rain Brings"

? WHEN: 11/15/2023, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Clubhouse at Harvey West Park
mixed basket of colorful mushrooms

Sorry, There was a power outage at the clubhouse.

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. After the business part of the meeting, Phil Carpenter will present "What the First Rain Brings," a summary of early season fungi...