Why join the Fungus Federation?

Face it: you can learn a bit about mushrooming by coming to the Fungus Fair, sitting in on a few general meetings, and studying on your own. Or you can take it up a notch and gain a lot of knowledge by participating with a group of experienced foragers, mycologists, and mycophages...

Local Foray (by )

? WHEN: 03/03/2024, 9 am - 12 pm
? WHERE: Santa Cruz

We have had quite 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 walk will concentrate on enjoying and learning a bit about some of our local mushrooms. We will do our best to identify our fungal finds, answer questions, and share knowledge...

2024 Mushroom ID Class - for Members Only (by )

? WHEN: 03/02/2024, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
? WHERE: London Nelson Community Center

Class Full

The Fungus Federation will be giving a mushroom identification class, taught by our Science Advisor, Phil Carpenter. This course is for students with a serious interest in learning how to ID mushrooms and you will only get as much out of the class as the effort you put in...

February 2024 General Meeting - Alison Pollack, "The Magical and Marvelous World of Myxomycetes"

? WHEN: 02/21/2024, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Clubhouse at Harvey West Park
my mix of myxomycetes

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...

January 2024 General Meeting -Melany Kahn, " Engage Children with Mushroom Foraying in a Safe and Fun Way"

? WHEN: 01/17/2024, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Clubhouse at Harvey West Park
Melany with basket

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...

2024 Albion II Foray - January (by )

? WHEN: 19-21, January 2024
? WHERE: Albion Field Station, Albion Field Station, 34100 Albion Street Albion, CA 95410

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 large dining hall with a commercial kitchen which is available to all our guests. The center serves as our hub 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 https://www.puc.edu/about-puc/albion-field-station.

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...

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...

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