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Wine & Mushroom Fest

? WHEN: 03/02/2013, 6-10 pm
? WHERE: Scott Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Wine
Our matchless co-op event with several Santa Cruz Mountain appellation wineries will again take place at the Scotts Valley Community Center. The mushrooming crowd brings appetizers, finger food and desserts, mostly containing mushrooms. The winemakers bring their best, and we all benefit!

Admission:
- Members $15 advance, $20 at door
- Guests $20 advance, $25 at door

Admission includes a commemorative FFSC wineglass plate to take home...

General Meeting with Walt Sturgeon

? WHEN: 02/20/2013, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, 191 Harvey West Blvd., Santa Cruz
Walt Sturgeon

Walt Sturgeon presents: Just For the Smell of It, Mushroom Common Scents, a non-technical look at wild mushrooms from an olfactory perspective. His talk will include:

  1. Using scents to clinch an identification;
  2. How to properly check for a mushroom’s odor;
  3. Sniffing subjectivity and the power of suggestion, and;
  4. Scent and memory...

Quail Hollow Ranch Winter Foray

? WHEN: 01/26/2013, 1-4 pm
? WHERE: Quail Hollow Ranch, CA
FFSC Foray

I am pleased to announce a Winter foray at Quail Hollow Ranch in Felton. All the normal preparations for wandering through the woods apply: it should be cold and wet. Picking in this location is like Henry Cowell, we can pick but nothing can leave the ranch...

Albion II Foray, Mendocino Coast

? WHEN: 25-27, January 2013
? WHERE: 34100 Albion Street Albion, CA 95410
FFSC Albion II

The Albion II foray to Mendocino County offers a great opportunity to spend the weekend at the lovely Albion Field Station. We always have a wonderful time. This second foray of the season offers forays for a variety of fungal species, including black trumpets. For our new members this is an opportunity to socialize with a wide array of members and see some great mushroom habitat...

NAMA Foray, Scotts Valley

? WHEN: 13-16, December 2012
? WHERE: Scotts Valley, CA
NAMA

FORAY FULL

The North American Mycological Association's annual foray will be in our backyard this year! NAMA is hosting its annual foray at Mission Springs Conference Center in Scotts Valley.
 
This is an incredible opportunity to foray with some of the country's leading mycologists including David Arora and Else Vellinga. Registration is open and fills up quickly...

Mushroom ID Class 4 of 4

? WHEN: 11/28/2012, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA
ID class

Phil Carpenter will be leading the fall Mushroom ID classes. The dates of the fall series of classes will be October 3, 24, and November 7, 28 (first and fourth Wednesday of the month).

Pre-registration required.

Quail Hollow Ranch Fall Foray

? WHEN: 11/17/2012
? WHERE: Quail Hollow Ranch, CA
Foray

The Ranch features diverse habitat ranging from our normal oak/madrone woodlands, to stands of pine and sandy thickets of manzanita. The terrain goes from flat to quite hilly, but the trails are usually well maintained. We can pick but nothing can leave the Ranch. Mushrooms collected will be cooked up following the foray. Foray registration is required and group size is limited so sign up by calling the park at 831.335.9348 Friday - Sunday...

Mushroom ID Class 3 of 4

? WHEN: 11/07/2012, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA
ID class

Phil Carpenter will be leading the fall Mushroom ID classes. The dates of the fall series of classes will be October 3, 24, and November 7, 28 (first and fourth Wednesday of the month).

Pre-registration required.

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