On the third Tuesday of each month from September thru May, the Mycological Society of San Francisco has a General Meeting at the County Fair Building. Note: All regular General Meetings are open to the public. The highlight of each meeting is a speaker with slides on some aspect of mycology and mushrooming: ecology, taxonomy, mycophagy, sociology, etc. Before each meeting members bring collections which are put on display and identified. Refreshments are served before the meeting. Doors open and identification starts at 7 pm and the meeting starts at 8 pm. (The December meeting is replaced by a dinner at a different location.)
Jackie is a student of Dr. Dennis Desjardin at San Francisco State University. She is in the final stages of completing her thesis on Marasmius of Madagascar. She is fascinated by fungi and the various roles they play in ecosystem dynamics. She intends to continue her education in sustainable agriculture with the hopes of one day working in the San Joaquin Valley as a soil mycologist. Jackie is an adventurer, a life-long learner, and passionate educator who is only too fond of cheese. Smile and wave, she loves to say hello!