Fomes fomentarius, the “Tinder Fungus” (by )

Mushroom of the Month: October, 2014

Recently four small specimens of Fomes fomentarius were gifted to me by a friend returning from the FFSC Alaska foray.  I was delighted, but not for the usual reasons.

Most of us enjoy the process of walking through moist forests in search of fungi for the table.  For some of us, it is the hope of finding a rare or unusual species that draws us to the woods.  But in a time before matches and Bic lighters, a hike in the woods yielded fungi that held the promise of a fire.


Mushroom ID Class 3 of 4 (by )

? WHEN: 11/05/2014, 7-9 pm
? WHERE: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 E Cliff Dr Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Mushrooms on the identification table.

New: This class is now filled so enrolment is no longer possible.  

Phil Carpenter is leading a series of Fall Mushroom Identification classes. October first was the first in a series of 4 classes.  Classes are held at the Santa Cruz Natural History Museum on East Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz from 7-9 pm.