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February, 2016

"Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder - Plato" by Mike Slavers

Best Photo
Date: January 01, 1980
Camera: Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure: 0.02 sec
Focal Length: 73 mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Flash Used: Yes

"Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may." - Plato

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Marshall Field Natural Reserve Foray Report (by )

Soggy Hunters braving the weather
Over 30 foragers braved the weather last Saturday 1/16/2016 for the FFSC foray at Marshall Field – what a great and enthusiastic group of folks!  Thank you to everyone who attended; all of your input, questions, and helping hands made it a fun outing indeed, and thanks to Justin Pierce and Shane Marsh for helping with identification.
Although soggy, there was a fair selection of fleshy fungi to be observed...

Napa Truffle Festival

? WHEN: 13-16, January 2017
? WHERE: Westin Verasa Napa
Napa Annual Truffle Festival

The annual Napa Truffle Festival will celebrate the European truffle with culinary and scientific events and seminars from Friday through Monday,

The festival, held at the Westin Verasa Napa, will also host tastings, truffle and wine pairings and meals.

The festival will conclude on Monday with a free truffle marketplace at popular Oxbow Market in downtown Napa, offering truffle menus, local wines and cooking demonstrations...

Big Sur Forager Festival (by )

? WHEN: 13-15, January 2017
? WHERE: 46896 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920

Big Sur area restaurants will host the culinary expertise of notable chefs preparing unique fare from rustic to elegant, paired with the region's amazing selection of wines and beers.

The event also servers as a fundraiser for the Big Sur Health Center.  The community's non-profit health center will receive the proceeds fro mthe foraging events to support the continued presence of local health care services...