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BAMS Monthly Meeting

Douglas Smith
Mushrooms of Los Trancos Reserve
338 Koshland Hall
Wednesday, October 17, 2018| 7:30 - 9:30

Doug Smith wil be speaking about his long term fungal documentation of Los Trancos Reserve in Palo Alto. Many of the fungi found in those mixed oak woodlands are also found throughout the Bay Area, so it will be a good, local, pre-season mushroom refresher course for all!

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

Cat Adams and Candace Bever
The Invasive Death Cap Mushroom And Its Defensive Arsenal
338 Koshland Hall
Wednesday, November 14, 2018| 7:30 - 9:30

Details to follow!

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

14th Annual Point Reyes National Seashore Fungus Fair

January 12, 2019- 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.

January 13, 2019 - Fungus Fair | Bear Valley Visitor Center
10:00 am — 4:00 pm

Join us for the 14th 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 20, 2019 | 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 lots of 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 are meeting at the ranger office located up the road that goes to the Veterans Hospital. For more information, contact Debbie Viess at 510.430.9353.