2023 Outdoor and Virtual Fungus Fair

Outdoor Fair


Once more we will not be doing our normal fair at the London Nelson Community Center. Instead we will do a series of local forays with culinary events, Zoom talks, and an iNaturalist project during January 2023, similar to the event we held in 2022. All of these events will be open to FFSC club members and the general public.

Mushroom Lecture Series

Tropical Mushroom Collage photographed by Lauren Re

During the week between the forays, Monday-Friday, January 9-13, we will be offering a series of discussions/talks on Zoom featuring talented mycologists covering a range of topics. This is an opportunity to hear about the exiting work of some great amateur and professional mycologists.The talks will also be live streamed to our Youtube channel for anyone unable to attend the Zoom. Check out these exciting free talks here.


2023 Albion II Foray - January (by )

? WHEN: 20-22, January 2023
? 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.  Registration will open  December 16th.  

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 lovely dining hall with a commercial kitchen. The center serves as our foray base 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: 11/19/2022, 9 am - 12 pm
? WHERE: Santa Cruz
little brown mushroom

Well, we have had a bit more rain, so let's get together to survey our local fields and forests. 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. We may also come across a few edibles.

To help the club defray some of our  costs such as insurance, speaker fees, facility rental, etc, there will be a modest fee for non-club members to come on the foray...

November 2022 General Meeting - Will Goss "Psilocybin Decriminalization and Legalization""

? WHEN: 11/16/2022, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Harvey West Scout House, Harvey West Scout House
Will Goss

Please join us for our November 16th meeting at the Harvey West Scout House. 

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. Bring any fungi you have been lucky enough to find for identification! Business and announcements will start at 7:00 pm. After the business part of the meeting, we will be joined by Will Goss, our speaker for the evening.

2022 Suds & Shrooms Picnic - Cheers! (by )

? WHEN: 05/15/2022, 11 am - 4 pm
? WHERE: Scotts Valley - details in Members area of article

After a two-year hiatus, the Central Coast Zymergeeks and the Fungus Federation are again sponsoring our much-loved Suds and ‘Shrooms Potluck Picnic. Cheers! Come join us at this lovely outdoor event. 

Chef Bob Wynn is dreaming up some wonderful mushroom delicacies to celebrate spring. The fantastic cooks of FFSC will bring their best to share, too. You definitely don't want to miss this one!


2022 April General Meeting - Brian Perry: Illuminating Fungi - the Science of Fungal Bioluminescence

? WHEN: 04/20/2022, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Brian Perry

Please join us for our April Meeting at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History or on Zoom.

If you plan to come in person, please RSVP via this Google Form. For those of you who would prefer to join us via Zoom, Please Join Here. The session will be opened at 6:30 pm for those who would like to socialize and chat with fellow mycophiles before the main meeting, which will start at 7:00 pm. Zoom participants will be able to chat among themselves until the start of main meeting. After the business part of the meeting, join Brian Perry PhD, Associate Professor of Biology at California State University for his talk: Illuminating Fungi - the Science of Fungal Bioluminescence.