Coccoras (by Katherine Elvin)

Mushroom of the Month: December, 2015

Amanita Calyptroderma Coccoras are one of my favorite mushrooms to see and collect.   The distinctive colors, thick cottony cap and striation on the cap edge makes this amanita a little easier to id.   If I am unsure at any point, it stays in the ground and I take away the memory, image and sometimes a photo.

Debbie Viess has a very informative link here on BAMMS web site which tells more about this species.

You can go here for Mushroom Observer.
     Amanita Calyptroderma - Fall Coccora - tan to light brown
     Aminita vernicoccora - Spring Coccora - light yellow

Pt. Reyes Fungus Fair (BAMS)

? WHEN: 01/03/2016, 10 am - 4 pm
? WHERE: Point Reyes National Seashore
Next up on the Fair circuit is the Pt. Reyes Fungus Fair on Jan. 2 and 3. Saturday is a group effort (skilled and unskilled, young and old, local and far-flung) of Pt. Reyes/West Marin mushroom collection and ID, Sunday is the set-up and the Fair. It's FREE, it's fun, and the fungi have arrived!
We spent a very happy afternoon there on Friday, walking through magnificent fields of mycenas (remember those?) and admiring muscaria...

Naturalist Night at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History (Non-FFSC event)

? WHEN: 12/15/2015, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
? WHERE: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Naturalist Night
"Naturalist Night: 

Edible and Poisonous Fungi
$6 Museum Members | $12 General
Local fungophile, Henry Young, has been hunting mushrooms for over 30 years and is currently a Science Advisor to the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz, a group dedicated to ...

2015 Albion I Foray

We found so many mushrooms up in Albion, Mendocino, Fort Bragg and Salt Point it was a delight to hike around.   Everyone got mushrooms.  Here are a sampling of pictures shared by members from several sources.

Here's the link to Anna Stockel's Album on facebook.  Thanks for photo documenting the event...

2016 Albion II Foray - Cabin, Sleeps up to 4

Albion II Foray Friday January 29 – Sunday January 31 

A book entire cabin for $125. Each cabin has the capacity to sleep 4.

Albion Field Station map  

Cabin without kitchenette and loft  has 1 queen and a bunk bed with two single bunks containing twin size mattresses. Sleeps 4...