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13th Annual Point Reyes National Seashore Fungus Fair

December 9, 2017 - Collecting Foray | Red Barn, Bear Valley

Join us for a collecting foray 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. We'll meet in front of the Bear Valley Visitor Center parking lot to organize. Be sure to bring a basket or bag, water, compass, knife, pencil/pen, and a lunch.

This is a collecting event for the fair, not a guided foray. Be prepared to learn, and be prepared to participate!

Bring collections to the Red Barn starting at 1:00 pm for identification. No registration required; just show up before 10:00 am. Contact David Rust 510.468.5014 for more details.

December 10, 2017 - Fungus Fair | Bear Valley Visitor Center
10:00 am — 4:00 pm

Join us for the 13th annual Point Reyes National Seashore Fungus Fair. Attend free lectures in the Bear Valley Visitor Center Auditorium. Learn about fungi and their role in the many Point Reyes habitats, from grasslands to redwoods. See the remarkable colors and shapes of wild mushrooms collected in the park. Be sure to see the mushroom display tables in back of the Visitor Center.

Sponsored by Point Reyes National Seashore and Bay Area Mycological Society! Contact David Rust 510.468.5014 for more details. Visit our event page to learn more.

Sycamore Grove Mushroom Madness

Sunday, January 7, 2018 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Sycamore Grove/Veterans Park | Livermore, California


Join Ranger Amy Wolitzer and BAMS' Debbie Veiss for the annual mushroom hunt at 1:00 pm. Meet at Sycamore Grove/Veterans Park 5035 Arroyo Rd, Livermore, CA 94550. We always find interesting mushrooms at Sycamore Grove. After the hunt, we'll regroup at the picnic area to view and discuss the finds of the day. Please use this map to find us. We will meet at the picnic area located up the road that goes to the Veterans Hospital. For more information, contact Debbie Viess at 510.430.9353.

All California Club Foray 2018
Friday-Sunday, January 19-21, Albion, CA

Registration is open for our 8th biannual ACCF, near Mendocino, CA. Open to NAMA and CA club members! This is a foray centered on taxonomy and identification - microscopes will be available. January is normally the heart of California's coastal mushroom season, and we'll be venturing in the forest near Mendocino. Our Chief Mycologist for this foray is Dr. Michael Beug, Professor Emeritus from Evergreen State University, current Chair of the NAMA Toxicology committee, and lead author of Ascomycete Fungi of North America.

Cost is $200 per person and includes two nights lodging and all meals from Friday evening through Sunday breakfast. Every meal is delicious and locally sourced, thanks to the efforts of local Chef and Caterer Deb Dawson. This is an intimate foray, limited to only 60 people, so you can be assured of plenty of time for identification and social interactions! The Albion Field Station has motel quality lodgings, each with a private bath. Early sign-ups can be assured of a private room, double occupancy.

For more information and registration: http://bayareamushrooms.org/forays/accf_2018.html