UC Santa Cruz Local Foray, Saturday, 20 January 2018 (by )

There will be a local foray this coming Saturday to welcome our new members in 2018.  Everyone is invited to come out and see what treasures the recent rains have produced.  Emphasis  will be on introducing new members to the club, but experienced members are also needed to share their knowledge and camaraderie. 


The Foray will take place around the North (upper) part of the UC Santa Cruz campus open space...

Loch Lomond Mushroom Walk (by )

? WHEN: 01/06/2018, 11 am - 1 pm
? WHERE: 100 Loch Lomond Way, Felton, CA 95018

Loch Lomond Recreation Area is hosting an interpretive forayled by a local mycology expert on January 6, 2018 from 11 AM-1 PM. We will be hiking less than two miles and identifying fungi under the instruction of our own wizard Phil Carpenter. The park entry is FREE for the event and participants will have to sign waivers...

First Friday Mushroom Art at Artisans Gallery (by Heather Troy and Rene Barone)

? WHEN: 01/05/2018, 5-9 pm
? WHERE: 1368 Pacific Avenue, Santa ruz, CA

Heads up, art fans! The buzz about the Fungus Fair, food and art has extended to Artisan's Gallery  Mushroom and color palette on Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz. The event celebrates the start of of Culinary Mushroom Week January 5th – 14th 2018.  A mushroom artist's work will be featured, accompanied by appetizers and wine.  If you haven't attended First Friday, it's a fun night of gallery hopping, sipping and munching with friends.  See you there!

2018 FFSC After-Hours Dinner (by Rene Barone)

? WHEN: 01/12/2018, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
? WHERE: Louden Nelson Community Center (Room #3), 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Enjoy an amazing multi-course mushroom and wine feast with a group of like-minded fungiphiles.

Lucky attendees will sample appetizers and have small-scale guided tours of the displays in a more intimate, less crowded atmosphere.





2018 Albion II Foray - January (by )

? WHEN: 26-28, January 2018
? WHERE: Albion Field Station, Albion Field Station, 34100 Albion Street Albion, CA 95410

There is no limit to the foray size itself.  FFSC members are welcome to stay off site and join us for both the Saturday foray and the Saturday night potluck.  You must be a FFSC member for you and your family to attend.

The Albion Retreat and Learning Center is located just one mile from the seashore, eight miles south of Mendocino, and 28 miles from the Jackson Demonstration 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.  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 http://www.puc.edu/puc-life/albion/home.