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 .


SOMA Camp forays (Camp at CYO is cancelled)


We had to cancel the SOMA Camp at CYO (booo), but we still have the forays (yaaa!).
Your foray fee will go to our scholarship fund. We award $15,000 per year in scholarships to mycology students.
Sorry, no food or potluck on these forays.
Forays all start at different times or locations, to keep groups separated.

Jan

15 & 16

Forays on Jan 15th, 2022

Forays on Jan 16th, 2022

SOMA Camp forays have only 20 people (or so) per foray.
Masks required when gathered at start and end of event.
All SOMA Foray participants must be fully vaccinated.

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.



2021 SOMA Monthly Meetings Online using Zoom

Watch Past SOMA Meetings on Facebook/SOMAmushrooms.org

Feb

17

SOMA Monthly Meeting ONLINE

Presenter: TBD


Open to the public.
When & Where: 6:00pm PST ONLINE Only.

Mar

17

SOMA Monthly Meeting ONLINE

Presenter: Michael Zirpoli
Topic: Morel Cultivation
Zoom Meeting Link

When & Where: 6:00pm PST ONLINE Only.
Open to the public.
Michael Zirpoli will discuss morel cultivation, with history of both indoor and outdoor cultivation as well as his own work trying to replicate past successes (spoiler alert he didn't succeed in doing this, but he did learn a lot about the process).

Apr

21

SOMA Monthly Meeting ONLINE

Presenter: TBD


Open to the public.
When & Where: 6:00pm PST ONLINE Only.


2022 Wild Mushroom Forays at Salt Point State Park


Feb

19

Wild Mushroom Foray

Salt Point State Park - Meet at Woodside Day Use area at 9:45am

Registration is FULL.

We try to limit to 60 people or so. Masks required when gathered at start and end of event.
All SOMA Foray participants must be fully vaccinated.



Mar

19

Wild Mushroom Foray

Salt Point State Park - Meet at Woodside Day Use area at 9:45am

Registration is open.

We try to limit to 60 people or so. Masks required when gathered at start and end of event.
All SOMA Foray participants must be fully vaccinated.



Apr

23

Wild Mushroom Foray

Salt Point State Park - Meet at Woodside Day Use area at 9:45am

Registration is open.

We try to limit to 60 people or so. Masks required when gathered at start and end of event.
All SOMA Foray participants must be fully vaccinated.



May

28-30

Morel Foray

California Sierra Mountains, location TBD but probably near Pollock Pines

Registration will open soon - Members Only.

Weekend Camping Foray in the Sierra Foothills on Memorial Day. Morels are found around 4,000ft elevation, after adequate rains and snow melt.
Masks required when gathered at start and end of event.
All SOMA Foray participants must be fully vaccinated.



 

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 $20 for non-members


Update: Sept 18 and Oct 23 forays cancelled due to lack of rain.

Signup for next foray - Saturday Oct 23, Salt Point State Park, Woodside Day Use Area, 9:45am

2022 foray dates: Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 23 (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
* Sone Preserve on 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.


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.


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: Veterans Day weekend
Fungus Faire: January 23, 2022 - Event Cancelled.




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 - Cancelled for 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 - Event Cancelled





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