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



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.

General meetings on 3rd Thurdsays each month September to May



SOMA Monthly Meeting ONLINE

Alissa Allen discusses Mycopigments - watch on SOMA FB Live



SOMA Monthly Meeting ONLINE

Topic and Speaker TBD - will update as soon as possible!

2021/2022 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).

Update: Sept 18 foray is cancelled due to lack of rain.

2021 foray dates: 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 Wild Mushroom Camp



will be held on MLK weekend January 14-17, 2022

New!  Friday Pre-Camp  forays and Fiber Arts classes!
Donations for silent auction needed - contact
SOMA Camp 2022 has a new THEME of "Community Science".

Saturday night keynote presentation will be a panel of top-notch mycophiles who are leaders in Community Science: Christian Schwartz, Alan Rockefeller, Damon Tighe, Harte Singer

2022 Presenters (so far):

Paul Stamets - Fantastic Fungi movie, and 6 books on Fungi

Doug Bierend - author In Search of Mycotopia

Trent and Kristen Blizzard - Modern Forager, author Wild Mushrooms Cookbook

William Padilla Brown - Mycosymbiotics

Wyatt Bryson - Jewels of the Forest

Gordon Walker - Fascinated By Fungi

Mike Wood - author California Mushrooms

Brian Perry - Microscopy Lab

Zach Mazi - The Food Bender

Else Vellinga & Joanne Schwartz -

Autumn summers - California School of Herbal Studies

David Campbell - Mycoventures

Chef John Ash - The Good Food Hour

Cat Adams, David Garrett, Ken Litchfield, , Kingman Bond-Graham, Patrick Hamilton

Fiber Arts Presenters: Alisa Allan, Dorothy Beebee, Melanie Perkins, Gayle Still, Tina Wistrom, Marilyn Hornor, Judy Christensen, Sharon Eisley, Marilyn Buss, Liz Hymans, Melissa Jaffray, Cheshire Mayrsohn, Sandra Patton, Sierra Marinos

Shitake Log Workshop, Oyster Bag Workshop

Forays locations:

Sonoma (600 acre private estate)

Salt Point State Park,

Pt. Reyes National Park,

Bohemia Preserve,
Sone Preserve,

Westminster Woods,

Camp 2022 will be twice the fun!!

1st Annual Pacific Northwest Mycophagy Camp

Hosted by Zach & Kim Mazi !!

October 23-24, 2021 in Amboy Washington

Curious about hunting and cooking wild mushrooms? Want to experience the wilder culinary side of the Pacific Northwest?
Myco-Camp is a private outdoor gathering of mushroom fans and nature lovers to explore 21 acres of uncharted Pacific Northwest flora and fungi over a weekend of edible mushroom forays, cooking classes, and expert talks to learn how to bring the forest to your table.

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: Mendocino Woodlands Camp Foray: unknown
Fungus Faire: January 23, 2022 at Orinda Community Center.

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! Foraging events and meeting will be scheduled soon.
“WILD IN MARIN” Fungus Festival - No news yet on 2022

Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz

Links: Events Overview - Annual Membership is $20
Meetings: Third Wednesday of each month from September thru May
Events: Alaska Foray - Probably August 2022.
Albion Field Station Saturday night potluck - December, Cancelled we think
FFSC Fungus Fair - Jan 7-9, 2022 but might be cancelled (not sure)

Mendocino Coast Mushroom Club

Links: Calendar - Annual household Membership is $20
Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month from September thru May
Events: Mushroom ID for beginners - Virtual Lecture & Field ID Walk, usually Mid-December
Wild Mushroom Exhibit at the Ford House in Mendocino - usually mid-December

Humboldt Bay Mycological Society

Links: Calendar - Annual family Membership is $20
Meetings: Third Wednesday of each month from September thru May
Events: Annual Mushroom Fair online: A 5-part Webinar Series with Maria Morrow and Christian Schwarz Tuesdays 10/19 to 11/16, 7:00-8:30pm PT with Q&A to follow

Oregon Mycological Society

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