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!

COVID-19 Update:

* 2021 SOMA Camp is cancelled
* All meetings are online only
* Forays are limited to 10 person groups

SOMA Calendar has upcoming meetings and forays!

2020 Scholarships have been awarded!

Next Meeting: Oct 15, 2020, 7:00pm PST

Zoom Meeting ID: 897 7519 9373, Passcode: SOMA CLICK TO JOIN

NEW! SOMA ONLINE Meetings - The October 2020 meeting is a panel discussion on general mushroom hunting!
Panelists include: Kingman Bond-Graham, Jill Surdzial, Mikhael Selk, and Dr. Gordon Walker.

Wild Mushroom Forays - Salt Point State Park

Next forays: October 17, November 8, November 15, December 6
Foray Leader: Patrick Hamilton

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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