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

Watch Past SOMA Meetings on Facebook/SOMAmushrooms.org

June
July
Aug

Summer Break

No meetings or forays for June, July, and August (due to no rain!)


Sept

15

SOMA Monthly Meeting ONLINE

Presenter: Damon Tighe
Topic: Algae, Genetics, and iNaturalist
Zoom Meeting Link   Meeting ID: 881 0697 2557 Passcode: SOMA
When & Where: 6:00pm PST ONLINE Only. Open to the public.

Algea Bloom updates, Genetic Sequencing updates, and a presentation on how to make observations in iNaturalist.

Oct

20

SOMA Monthly Meeting ONLINE

Presenter: TBD
Topic: TBD
Zoom Meeting Link   Meeting ID: 881 0697 2557 Passcode: SOMA
When & Where: 6:00pm PST ONLINE Only. Open to the public.

Description will be updated shortly...

Nov

17

SOMA In-Person General Meeting
at Laguna Foundation's Heron Hall

Presenter: Panel of Remediaiton and Permaculture Experts
Topic: Fungi for Bioremediation
Zoom Meeting Link   Meeting ID: 881 0697 2557 Passcode: SOMA
When & Where: 6:00pm PST at Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation Heron Hall
  900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Open to the public.

Bioremediation refers to cost-effective and environment-friendly method for converting the toxic, recalcitrant pollutants into environmentally benign products through the action of various biological treatments. Fungi play a major role in bioremediation owing to their robust morphology and diverse metabolic capacity.
For additional information: National Center for Biotechnology Article

Dec

3

SOMA Holiday Dinner - scholarship fundraiser


Time : Appetizers will be served at 5:30pm
Where: Sebastopol Masonic Hall, 373 North Main St. Sebastopol
Cost: $35 per person

Registration opens Nov 1st.

Bring a dish to share with everyone, and a story to tell! Jennifer our club culinary chairperson will be serving the main course. Everyone who attends loves this event, you will too!

Menu: TBD





2022 Wild Mushroom Forays at Salt Point State Park

Wild Mushroom Forays at Salt Point State Park

Cost: $20 for adults, children under 16 are free.

Day Use parking fee at Salt Point State Park is $8 per vehicle. When the Woodside ranger kiosk is not staffed, please use the Brown Metal Self Registration Box in front of the kiosk. Envelopes are provided.


Wild mushroom forays at Salt Point State Park will be monthly on Saturday folloing the meetings.

Next two forays as Salt Point:

Nov

19

Wild Mushroom Foray

Salt Point State Park - Meet at Woodside Campground Parking Lot at 9:45am

Pot Luck Lunch! A hot main dish is provided by SOMA Foray Master, Patrick Hamilton.
Bring a side dish or desert to share. And a mushroom basket!
Registration will open Nov 1st.

Dec

17

Wild Mushroom Foray

Salt Point State Park - Meet at Woodside Campground Parking Lot at 9:45am

Pot Luck Lunch! A hot main dish is provided by SOMA Foray Master, Patrick Hamilton.
Bring a side dish or desert to share. And a mushroom basket!
Registration will open Nov 1st.


SOMA CAMP 2023

Jan

13-16

4-day Wild Mushroom Camp in Occidental CA, details here.


Next SOMA Camp: January 13 - 16, 2023
Theme: Medicinal Mushrooms
Keynote Speaker: Christopher Hobbs
Registration will open October 15, 2022

Volunteers please contact Sandy Grant, and fill out the registration form


FunDiS Project

Find and document 20 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 has been extended to cover 20 species for 3-5 years. Review the pilot project assessment.
Bi-monthly Newsletter Funga Decoded. Join the mailing list.


North American Mycological Association

Sept

29

NAMA Annual Foray!

Sept 29 - Oct 2, 2022
Trout Lodge near Potosi, Missouri

NAMA’s 2022 Annual Foray will be held at the Trout Lodge YMCA in Potosi, Missouri, a sister property to last year’s Snow Mountain Ranch in Colorado, located about 1 ½-2 hours from St Louis.

Forays will take place in the middle of the Mark Twain National Forest, with 1.5 million acres of public land, over 750 miles of trails and 350 miles of perennial streams.




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: Veterans Day weekend
MSSF Fungus Faire: December/January (TBD).




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 in December (TBD)




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.
Albion Field Station Saturday night potluck - December (TBD)
FFSC Fungus Fair - January (TBD)





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 Ford House, Mendocino - Nov 1 to Dec 31




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