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Foraging at the UCSC Campus

Hello all! I have some experience with mushroom foraging, but I'm new to the Santa Cruz area. Looking at the UCSC website I see that mushroom collection is not allowed. However I see that foray trips are organized at the Marshall Field, so is it allowed to collect mushrooms?
On the same note, what would be the best location to visit this weekend to try to find some mushrooms on the UCSC campus? Ideally, it should be accessible for kids - the main goal is not foraging, but education - trying to find and identify some species. I've found this book on the UCSC website and it would be fascinating to follow this guide and discover some local species: