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Bay Nature magazineOctober-December 2012

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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. ...


Photographer Ron Wolf falls into fungi

September 05, 2012 by Dan Rademacher

Early in our work on each issue of the magazine, we send out a call for photos to more than ...

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In the Fog Drip at Point Reyes

August 04, 2012 by Jules Evens

“To find new things, take the path you took yesterday.” —John Burroughs I was thinking about John Burroughs, “the Grand ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Forager’s Dilemma

April 02, 2012 by Jonah Raskin

Just a century ago, foraging for wild foods would have been unremarkable--part of daily life for many people. That's not true today, but foraging is making a comeback, with ever more people interested in finding food in the wild. But with a growing population and diminishing natural resources, is this sustainable? We head out with local foragers and ask about the ethics of foraging in a metropolis.


Perilous Beauty

January 01, 2009 by Debbie Viess

The beauty, and danger, of Amanita mushrooms.

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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 ...

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