Events Calendar

Upcoming events sponsored by the Sonoma County Mycological Association (SOMA) and other mycology groups.

First Wednesday of Each Month

SOMA Board Meetings. SOMA Board meetings are open to attendance by current SOMA club members. For time and location contact President Justin Reyes .

2021 SOMA Monthly Meetings Online using Zoom



SOMA Monthly Meeting ONLINE

Gavin McIntyre
Co-founder and Director of Business Development
Ecovative Design

Speaker: Gavin McIntyre, from Ecovative Design
Topic: The Future is Grown: Mycelium Materials
Open to the public.
When & Where: 6:00pm PST ONLINE Only (not held at Vets building).
Zoom Meeting ID: 876 6619 1239, Passcode: SOMA

First 15 minutes will allow participants to share any mushrooms they've found and get expert identification.
The speaker will start at 6:15pm.

Ecovative is a diverse group of engineers, biologists, artists and designers — dedicated to the development of high-performance, environmentally conscious materials.

At Ecovative, our mission is to grow everyday materials that support and enhance spaceship Earth. Using our Mycelium Foundry, and through partnerships and collaborations, we are creating plant-based meat, biodegradable packaging, and leather-like textiles.

Mission Statement:
Creating next generation materials through mycelium biofabrication, and making these capabilities and materials ubiquitous and accessible to everyone, from bespoke local producers to industrial scale facilities. We help people around the world grow better materials for everyday needs.



No meetings during the Summer

Since there is no rain in the summer, there are no mushrooms.
So SOMA takes a break during the summer. See you in September!



SOMA Monthly Meeting ONLINE

Generals meetings on 3rd Thurdsays each month resume in September

2021 Wild Mushroom Forays



Wild Mushroom Forays at Salt Point State Park

Pot-Luck Saturday Forays will resume on the Saturdays following the general meetings.
Bring a dish to share. SOMA will provide a hot main dish (mushroom-based, of course!).

Cost: FREE for SOMA members, or $10 for non-members
Sign-up through EventBrite links below (coming soon).

2021 foray dates: Sept 18 (if it rains), Oct 23, Nov 20, Dec 18
2022 foray dates: Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 23, May 21 (if it rains)

Small-Group forays

SOMA will continue to offer small-group forays on private lands around Sonoma County.
Dates not set yet.
* Sonoma - near Jack London State Park
* Furlong Rd - West of Sebastopol
* Bohemia Preserve - North of Occidental
* Other sites in consideration: Riddell Preserve in Healdsburg, Westminster Woods, Sea Ranch, Jackson State Forest.

2022 SOMA Camp



SOMA Camp 2022

Plan to have TWICE the fun for 2022!
Camp Committees are forming now for SOMA Camp at the CYO in Occidental, CA

FunDiS Project

West Coast Rare 10 Challenge

Find and document ten rare and potentially threatened fungi on the West Coast. Scientists and conservationists need more data on these fungi. Your high quality observations can make a difference!

Join the iNaturalist Project or the Mushroom Observer project and share your observations there. This project will be extended to cover 20 species for 3-5 years. Review the pilot project assessment.
Bi-monthly Newsletter Funga Decoded. Join the mailing list.

Events From Around the Fungal Kingdom -

Mycological Society of San Francisco

Links: Calendar - Annual Membership is $20
Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month from September thru May
Events: Nov 13-15, 2020: Mendocino Woodlands Camp Foray 2020
December Fungus Faire: This event is cancelled for this year.

Mycological Society of Marin

Links: News - Foraging Calendar - Annual Basic Membership is $40
Meetings: Third Wednesday of each month from September thru May
New website just launched! Foraging events and meeting will be scheduled soon.
Jan 2, 2021 “WILD IN MARIN” Fungus Festival - Cancelled

Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz

Links: Events Overview - Annual Membership is $20
Meetings: Third Wednesday of each month from September thru May
Events: Aug 28-Sept 5: Alaska Foray.
Dec 11-13: Albion Field Station Saturday night potluck - Cancelled
Jan 8-10, 2021: FFSC Fungus Fair - Cancelled

Mendocino Coast Mushroom Club

Links: Calendar - Annual household Membership is $20
Meetings: Second Monday of each month from September thru May
Events: Dec 12 or 19, 2020 - Mushroom ID for beginners - Virtual Lecture & Field ID Walk
Every Day in November and December: Wild Mushroom Exhibit at the Ford House in Mendocino.

Humboldt Bay Mycological Society

Links: Calendar - Annual family Membership is $20
Meetings: Third Wednesday of each month from September thru May
Events: Nov 22: Annual Mushroom Fair - online.

Oregon Mycological Society

Links: Calendar - Annual family Membership is $35
Meetings: Second Monday of every month except July and December
Events: Oct 18, 2020 OMS Fall Mushroom Show — Canceled
Oct 19-25, 2020 International Fungi & Fibre Symposium 2020