The Sonoma County Mycological Association (SOMA) is a non-profit group dedicated to learning about local mushrooms, and educating the public about the vast and diverse world of fungi.

Emergency mushroom identification

We sponsor a variety of mushroom-related activities and services open to the general public, including free emergency mushroom identification for concerned citizens of Sonoma County.

Once you learn to identify and know these delightful creatures, recreational collecting can become a lifelong and healthy hobby. The fun starts with a tiny spore!

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Donate to the SOMA Scholarship Fund

Please donate to SOMA and support our scholarships. We have awarded $50,000 in scholarships in the last four years!

COVID-19 Update:

* 2021 SOMA Camp is cancelled
* All meetings are online only
* Small-group forays are continuing on schedule

SOMA Calendar has upcoming meetings and forays!

2020 Scholarships have been awarded!

Extra Meeting:

Date: Feb 4, 2021 7:00pm PST
Speaker: Langdon Cook Topic: Wild Edible Mushrooms: From Patch to Plate
(ID: 853 5039 0125 Passcode: SOMA)

Monthly Meeting:

Date: Feb 18, 2021 7:00pm PST
Speaker: Robert Blundell - UC Davis Eskalen Lab
Topic: Fungal pathogens on vines, trees and small fruits in California
(ID: 842 2516 0843 Passcode: SOMA)

Wild Mushroom Forays - Salt Point State Park

Weekly Forays continue in 2021 through April
Forays provide a great opportunity to get out in the woods in a friendly atmosphere to learn the ins and outs of identifying and collecting mushrooms.
Forays are open to all but registration is required

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