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Local Foray at Marshall Field (by )

? WHEN: 12/08/2019, 10 am - 2 pm
? WHERE: Santa Cruz
coral mushroom

Well, the rains have arrived, so let's get together to see what might be fruiting in our local fields and forests.

This foray is open to all members of the FFSC and anyone else with an interest in fungus who might be interested in joining the club. Experienced members are encouraged to come and share their knowledge with newer fungifiles...

November General Meeting -- Alan Rockefeller

? WHEN: 11/20/2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, 191 Harvey West Blvd. Santa Cruz 95060
Alan Rockefeller

Join us for our monthly meeting! We gather at the Harvey West Scout House for refreshments and informal mushroom ID from 6:30 – 7:00. Organizers will then provide updates on future forays and other activities, followed by our speakers. Bring along your sense of curiosity and any mushrooms you've found and would like help identifying. 

Alan Rockefeller is our speaker...

2019 October General Meeting: Michael Wood - Author, Photographer and Creator of MykoWeb.Com

? WHEN: 10/16/2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House
Michael G. Wood

While we wait for fall rains, please join us for our second general meeting of 2019/2020 season.

  • You will hear reports about forays and findings in recent weeks 
  • What to expect in weeks and months to come
  • Upcoming local and long distance forays
  • And more!

Our speaker for October is Michael Wood, past president of the Mycological Society of San Francisco, co-author of California Mushrooms, avid photographer, and creator of MykoWeb.com.

CIIS Presents: A night of Mushroom Lore (by Patty Pforte)

? WHEN: 10/09/2019, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: California Institute of Integral Studies

My name is Patricia Pforte and I manage Marketing for the California Institute of Integral Studies’ Public Programs and Workshops, which they host 120 of each year. We have a really exciting one on October 9th called A Night of Mushroom Lore with Mycologist Lawrence Millman and Director of CoRenewal and Amazon Mycorenewal Project Maya Elson. We would love to spread the word about this fun event...

2019 Fall Mushroom Dinner

? WHEN: 10/05/2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
? WHERE: 360 Kings Village Road Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Autumn beckons and we await the first fungal fruitings! In the meantime, the FFSC Culinary Committee welcomes you to celebrate the season with our annual Fall Mushroom Dinner.  Chef Bob Wynn and the Culinary Committee are cooking up a scrumptious menu for the evening. Menu is evolving, and will feature hors d’oeuvres served with an autumnal aperitif, followed by Vegetarian Porcini Pasta Bolognese (regular and gluten-free), Craterellus Green Beans, Foccacia and Panna Cotta for dessert. Mmmmmm...

Admission

  • FFSC member admission $21 advance, $25 at door
  • Guest admission $30 advance, $35 at door
  • Advance sales will close Wednesday, 10/02/2019

2019 September General Meeting: Dr. Kabir Peay - Mt. Vision Fire in Point Reyes of 1997

? WHEN: 09/18/2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Kabir Peay

At last, the FFSC Mushroom season begins again. Join us for our first meeting of 2019/2020 season.

  • You will hear reports about forays and findings in recent weeks 
  • What to expect in weeks and months to come; 
  • Upcoming local and long distance forays
  • And more!

Our speaker for September is Dr. Kabir Peay from Stanford University. Kabir did his doctoral studies At UC Berkeley and now heads a highly regarded mycological research program at Stanford.

2019 North to Alaska Foray (by Bill White)

? WHEN: 24-31, August 2019
? WHERE: Sterling, Alaska

Join Bill and Jerri White at their Alaska Sports Lodge for the highly popular Alaska Foray. 

Why?

Beautiful scenery, wildlife, fresh seafood and mushrooms! Edibles often found include Boletes, Gypsies, Hedgehogs, Lactarius deliciosus, and Alaska Gold, Phaeolepiota aurea. Fungal diversity can be astonishing, with some forays yielding over 200 species.

Read about our 2017 foray adventures.

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