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!

Monthly General Meetings:

3rd Thursdays from Sept to May, open to the public.
Watch past speakers on the Facebook SOMA Page


Date: May 31st, 2022 6:00pm PST
Location: ZOOM! Passcode: SOMA
Presenter: Christian Schwarz
Topic: Mushroom Bioregions of The United States

 (break for summer)
Date: Sept 15, 2022 6:00pm PST
Location: Laguna Foundation Heron Hall, and ZOOM!
Presenter: TBD
Topic: Bioremediation using Fungi

Private Mushroom Forays

Sierra Morel forays in May - Walk in the Woods.co
Luxury Mushroom Weekend June 3rd-5th - Mycoventures and Dr. Gordon Walker

SOMA Mushroom Forays - Salt Point State Park

Monthly forays on Saturday following the meetings
Assemble at Woodside Campgrounds Day Use area 9:45am.
Bring a dish to share, SOMA will provide hot main course!

Sept 17, 2022 - Salt Point, Woodside Campground.
Registration will open up July 17th.


4-day Camp in Occidental CA, details here.
Next Camp: January 20 - 23, 2023
Registration will open October 15, 2022

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