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Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend: January 14-17, 2022

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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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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 Updates:

  • SOMA Camp will be January 14-17, 2022
    Theme this year: Community Science!
  • Meetings will remain on Zoom for now
  • Forays at Salt Point: Oct 23, Nov 20, Dec 18
  • Watch past speakers on our Facebook page
SOMA Calendar has all upcoming meetings and forays!

2021 Graduate Scholarship are awarded!

Next Monthly ONLINE Meeting:

Date: Nov 18, 2021 6:00pm PST
Location: ZOOM! Passcode: SOMA
Presenter: Kem Luther & Andy MacKinnon
Topic: Mushrooms of British Columbia
Will discuss process of authoring a book, as well as the fungi they chose to include.

There is no monthly meeting in December nor in January. Instead there will be:

SOMA Holiday Party!!!
Members Only - Members can bring a non-member guest!
Date: Saturday, December 18th.
Time: Appetizers start at 5:30
Where: Sebastopol Masonic Hall,
373 North Main St. Sebastopol
Cost: $30 per person
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Wild Mushroom Forays - Salt Point State Park

Next forays: Nov 20, & Dec 18, 2021.
Both forays are full at this time. More forays are being scheduled.
Assemble at Woodside Day Use area 9:45am. Bring a dish to share, SOMA will provide hot main course!
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