facebook pixel

Latest from fungi

How Can You Tell a True Turkey Tail from an Imposter?

November 28, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Bracket fungi, named for their shelf-like structure, can often be seen fanned out of decaying wood. But how can you tell if what you're looking at is a true turkey tail or, an imposter?


Planet Fungi

September 27, 2012 by Joe Eaton

It may be safely said that there are two kinds of people: those who notice mushrooms and those who don’t. ...


Sonoma County Mycological Association

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Sonoma County Mycological Association (SOMA) is a nonprofit group dedicated to learning about local mushrooms, and educating the public about the vast and diverse world of fungi.

No Comments

Mycological Society of San Francisco

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

North America's local amateur mycological association, the MSSF is a nonprofit formed in 1950 to promote the study and exchange of information about mushrooms.

No Comments

Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz (FFSC) is an informal affiliation of friendly, fun-loving, sometimes frenzied fungophiles dedicated to the knowledge, pursuit and appreciation of wild mushrooms. The federation organizes many activities during the mushroom season from September through May.

No Comments

Bay Area Mycological Society

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Bay Area Mycological Society is dedicated to increasing knowledge of and appreciation for the wonderful world of mushrooms. We teach the safe and mindful collection of mushrooms through field trips, lectures and classes, references, and an online pool of local experts. We encourage the celebration of the beauty and wonder of mushrooms through photography and illustration, poetry and prose. We foster participation in "citizen science," where amateurs can contribute in meaningful ways to the advance of mushroom knowledge, and our members range from beginners to professionals in the field.

No Comments

Let It Rain: Two Short Strolls at Point Reyes

January 30, 2012 by Jules Evens

Now that the winter rains have finally found us here along the central California coast, my attention focuses on finding weather windows for walks in the wild. During a gentle shower, or a just after a stormy squall, the forests and fields are freshened and it's a fine time to take to the trail.


Perilous Beauty

January 01, 2009 by Debbie Viess

The beauty, and danger, of Amanita mushrooms.

No Comments

Point Reyes Mycoblitz

October 01, 2008 by Aleta George

Scientists and fire ecologists will be studying the cause and effects of these fires for years, and that includes taking ...

No Comments

Bay Nature