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!

COVID-19 Updates:

* 2021 SOMA Camp is cancelled
* All meetings are online only
* Watch past speakers on our Facebook page
* Small-group forays are continuing on schedule

SOMA Calendar has all upcoming meetings and forays!

2020 Scholarships have been awarded!

Monthly Meeting:

Date: April 15, 2021 6:00pm PST
Speaker: Daisy Hernandez
Ph.D. Candidate at UC Davis, Plant Pathology Lab
Topic: Ganoderma diversity in California
Zoom: CLICK TO JOIN (ID: 850 8619 9008 Passcode: SOMA )

Monthly Meeting:

Date: May 20, 2021 6:00pm PST
Speaker: Gavin McIntyre - Co-founder of Evocative Design
Topic: The Future is Grown: Mycelium Materials
Zoom: CLICK TO JOIN (ID: 876 6619 1239 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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