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Loch Lomond Mushroom Walk (by )

? WHEN: 01/06/2018, 11 am - 1 pm
? WHERE: 100 Loch Lomond Way, Felton, CA 95018

Loch Lomond Recreation Area is hosting an interpretive forayled by a local mycology expert on January 6, 2018 from 11 AM-1 PM. We will be hiking less than two miles and identifying fungi under the instruction of our own wizard Phil Carpenter. The park entry is FREE for the event and participants will have to sign waivers...

First Friday Mushroom Art at Artisans Gallery (by Heather Troy and Rene Barone)

? WHEN: 01/05/2018, 5-9 pm
? WHERE: 1368 Pacific Avenue, Santa ruz, CA

Heads up, art fans! The buzz about the Fungus Fair, food and art has extended to Artisan's Gallery  Mushroom and color palette on Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz. The event celebrates the start of of Culinary Mushroom Week January 5th – 14th 2018.  A mushroom artist's work will be featured, accompanied by appetizers and wine.  If you haven't attended First Friday, it's a fun night of gallery hopping, sipping and munching with friends.  See you there!

2017 SCMF WiId Mushroom Foray

? WHEN: 07-10, December 2017
? WHERE: Mission Springs Conference Grounds, 1050 Lockhart Gulch Road, Scotts Valley, CA, 95066
Sowerbyella rhenana

Register for Mycoflora

Join us at the Santa Cruz Mycoflora Project's Wild Mushroom Foray this December for a full weekend of lectures, workshops, mushroom tasting, and of course, mushroom collecting! Here in the southern stronghold of Redwoods, mid-December has been the most consistently productive time for mushroom variety and abundance in...

2017 Albion I Foray - December (by )

? WHEN: 01-03, December 2017
? WHERE: Albion Field Station, Albion Field Station, 34100 Albion Street Albion, CA 95410

There is no limit to the foray size itself.  FFSC members are welcome to stay off site and join us for both the Saturday foray and the 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 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 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

2017 November General Meeting: Laura Bogar - "Fungal frenemies" (by )

? WHEN: 11/15/2017, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Laura Bogar

Please join us for our General Meeting at the Harvey West Scout House.  Refreshments will be provided and informal mushroom ID from 7:00 - 7:30.  A discussion of upcoming events will precede our speaker, Laura Bogar, PhD candidate at Standford University. 

Fungal frenemies:  How can roots tell good fungi from bad?

2017 Casa Nostra Wild Mushroom Dinner (by )

? WHEN: 11/14/2017
? WHERE: 9217 State Route 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005
Basket of Chanterelle mushrooms

The FFSC Culinary Committee is happy to announce a fungal feast to start off the new season. We’re planning a family-style dinner for FFSC members at Casa Nostra in Ben Lomond. Sorry, details and registration are limited to current FFSC members! Members can purchase a guest ticket for the same price.

2017 October General Meeting: Dr. Tom Bruns, Professor at UC Berkeley (by )

? WHEN: 10/18/2017, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Dr. Tom Bruns

Please join us for our General Meeting at the Harvey West Scout House.  Refreshments will be provided and informal mushroom ID from 7:00 - 7:30.  A discussion of upcoming events will precede our speaker, Tom Bruns, Professor, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley.  Also attending this month's meeting will be representatives of the Soquel Demonstration Forest.

Complexity, Simplicity and Convergence
A tour through the evolutionary history of the Basidiomycota 

2017 Fall Mushroom Dinner

? WHEN: 10/14/2017, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
? WHERE: 370 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 multiple hors d’oeuvres served with an autumnal aperitif, followed by Porcini Chicken Paprikash with vegie version, choice of noodles or rice and haricots vert beans with craterellus for the main course. Dinner will come to a sweet ending with Sticky Ginger Toffee Pudding and cream. Mmmmmm...


  • FFSC member admission $21 advance, $25 at door
  • Guest admission $30 advance, $35 at door
  • Advance sales will close Monday, 10/9/17