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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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COVID-19 Update:

Future meetings may be held online only, depending on state and local guidance.


Next Meeting

Sept 17, 2020, 7:00pm PST

Come identify mushrooms (and bring your mushrooms for identification). This month's speaker is TBD
Topic: TBD

SOMA Meetings are held at the North Room of Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa, CA. Map »


Future Wild Mushroom Forays may be cancelled due COVID-19

Next foray is September 19, 2020.

A field trip to collect wild mushrooms. 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.

This foray is open to all but registration is required

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