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!

Visit the SOMA Facebook page!

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!

SOMA Calendar has all upcoming meetings and forays!
Meetings on 3rd Thursday from Sept to May. Watch past speakers on Facebook

Next Monthly ONLINE Meeting:

Date: Feb 17, 2022 6:00pm PST
Location: ZOOM! Passcode: SOMA
Presenter: Frances Stark, and others
Topic: Updates from the front lines of mycology - Scholarship recipients discuss their current research.

Date: Mar 17, 2022 6:00pm PST
Location: ZOOM! Passcode: SOMA
Presenter: Mike Zirpoli
Topic: Morel cultivation - is it possible?.

Date: Apr 21, 2022 6:00pm PST
Location: ZOOM! Passcode: SOMA
Presenter: Harte Singer
Topic: DNA sequencing of the SOMA Camp mushrooms and description of High-Throughput Sequencing (HTS).

Wild Mushroom Forays - Salt Point State Park

Assemble at Woodside Day Use area 9:45am. Bring a dish to share, SOMA will provide hot main course!

Next forays:
Feb 19, 2022 Foray is FULL
Mar 19, 2022 Foray is FULL
Apr 23, 2022 Foray Registration is open
Morel foray planned for May 28-30, 2022

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