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12th Annual Point Reyes National Seashore Fungus Fair

February 11, 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.

February 12, 2017 - Fungus Fair | Bear Valley Visitor Center

Join us for the 12th 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.

BAMS Monthly Meeting

Douglas Smith: Sympathy for the little guys
UC Berkeley, 338 Koshland Hall
Wednesday, March 22, 2017| 7:30 - 9:30 pm


Douglas Smith has long concentrated on some of the smaller fungi, so his talk will address mushrooms that are mostly 1-2cm or less in size. Since most people don't look for these, or you don't see them at fairs, Douglas thought it would be good to show their diversity.

Douglas Smith is a local amateur mycologist that has hunted mushrooms around the world. He photographs mushrooms where ever he goes and these photos are posted online, and have appeared in field guides, journals, and the National Geographic. In 2009 he had a chance to move to France, on the border of Switzerland, and lived there for two years. During that time he was a member of La société mycologique de Genève, and did a large amount of mushroom hunting in the area.

Doors open at 7:30. Meeting starts promptly at 8:00.

BAMS Monthly Meeting

Cornelia Cho: Mushrooms from a Korean Perspective
UC Berkeley, 338 Koshland Hall
Tuesday, April 18, 2017| 7:30 - 9:30 pm


Dr. Cornelia Cho presents: “Mushrooms from a Korean Perspective”. Although the dynamic is shifting, thanks to the popularity of Korean Dramas and the current chef romance with our ingredients, many people in this country still don’t know much about our culture as distinct from the other East Asian countries of China and Japan. As a mushroom club president and a woman of Korean ancestry, I look forward to sharing my heritage, its particularities and Korea’s cultural, culinary and medicinal relationship with the fungal kingdom. It should be a fun time for all.

Cho is President of the Mushroom Club of Georgia, and has a long interest in the medicinal aspects of fungi.

Doors open at 7:30. Meeting starts promptly at 8:00.