September, 2013

"Hygrocybe miniata group" by Hugh Smith

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Date: September 14, 2013
Camera: Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure: 0.50 sec
Focal Length: 50 mm
Aperture: f/32.0
Flash Used: No

It takes a sharp eye to find this little waxy cap, especially for those of us that are color-challenged! Hygrocybe miniata, or those in that group differing in minute ways, are very colorful little mushrooms that grow in a variety of habitats including rotting wood and moss, as these were. These were fresh since they are still quite red. As they age, they frequently fade to dull orange to yellow, which often leads to mis-identification when found in this state...

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And when you learn a bit about the North American Mycological Association (NAMA), the feeling will be mutual...

Notes On Microscopy & How To Get Started. Scope!

Microscope Identification Microscopy for Agaricales


Many books, journal articles, websites, and personal communications have made their way into the wider world over the past decade and a half relating to microscopic techniques for Agaricales...

Marasmius plicatulus (by Christian Schwarz)

Mushroom of the Month: October, 2015

Marasmius Plicatilis Pictorial We’ve probably all run across Marasmius plicatulus during our walks in the woods; the tall, brightly-colored fruitbodies occur in many kinds of habitats every year, often in large troops. And what an excellent little mushroom to be so familiar. This species has a lot of features setting it apart from the rest of it’s marasmioid brethren: electric-sunset stipe coloration, oddly wiry-stipes (often tipped in pom-poms of creamy-white mycelium), and finely velvety caps often covered in beaded-up water droplets.

2013 Fall Wild Mushroom Dinner

Chef Bob Wynn's fine English fungiphile’s feast for a fun group of about 60. Bring your beverage of choice. Everything else is taken care of, including wine glasses and place settings. This event will take place at the Scotts Valley Senior Center on 11/09/2013 at 5:30 pm.

This is a prepaid event, with a cost of $20 per FFSC member before November 1. Each member may bring a guest for $30.

Member discount will be applied at checkout...

Recipe Template - Morel Corn Macadamia Fritters

Submitted by Debbie Johnson

Yield: about 45 fritters

Time: 30 minutes including cooking time

This Thai-style recipe is adapted from The Mauna Loa Cooking Treasury by Leslie Mansfield. Fritters can be served warm or at room temperature as an appetizer or side dish...

August, 2013

"Leccinum Aurantiacum" by Katherine Elvin

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Date: August 17, 2013
ISO Speed: 110
Exposure: 0.01 sec
Focal Length: 4 mm
Aperture: f/3.0
Flash Used: No

Leccinum aurantiacum, is a species of fungus in the genus Leccinum. It is found in forests of Europe, North America and Asia and has a large, characteristically red-capped fruiting body...