MSSF Meetings

On the third Tuesday of each month from September thru May, the Mycological Society of San Francisco has a General Meeting at the Randall Museum.
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.)
Note: All regular General Meetings are open to the public.

Next Meeting

  • Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Autumn Summers
  • Trees of Northern California and the Mushrooms That Love Them & Common Edible and Medicinal Plants

As you begin your journey foraging for mushrooms it’s helpful to learn where you are most likely to find them. Trees create much of the habitat for the many delectable edible, medicinal and dye mushrooms found in Northern California. Learn how to identify the common trees that make up the beautiful forests in our region and the common fungi that often partner with them. Intended for beginners, but all are welcome.

While it's easy to focus on our fungal friends when out in the woods, there are many other interesting species growing with them including California Bay, Yarrow, Huckleberry, Stinging Nettle, Oaks and more. Come learn about our local edible and medicinal plants that you may be walking by on your search for that perfect mushroom.

 


Inspired by the natural world since childhood, Autumn has studied herbalism and ethnobotany for over 25 years focusing on the plants, seaweeds and mushrooms of Northern California. Currently she teaches the uses, identification, cultivation and harvesting of local edible and medicinal plants at the California School of Herbal Studies. She guest teaches at Ohlone Center for Herbal Studies, Pepperwood Preserve and Gathering Thyme and is an herbal consultant for the herbal company Herb Pharm.


Autumn Summers

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  • 2018 Meetings

      Parasol mushroom
    • No meeting in December - Fungus Fair, Sunday December 2
    • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    • No meetings June-August
    • Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    • Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    • Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    2017 Meetings

    • No meeting in December
    • Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    • Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    • No meetings June-August
    • Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    • Tuesday, April 18, 2017
    • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    • Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    2016 Meetings

    • No meeting in December
    • Tuesday, November 15, 2016
    • Tuesday, October 18, 2016
    • Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    • No meetings June-August
    • Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    • Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    • Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    • Tuesday, February 16, 2016
    • Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    2015 Meetings

    • No meeting in December
    • Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    • Tuesday, October 20, 2015
    • Tuesday, September 15, 2015 2015 video
    • No meetings June-August
    • Tuesday, May 19, 2015
    • Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    • Tuesday, March 17, 2015
    • Tuesday, February 17, 2015
    • Tuesday, January 20, 2015

    2014 Meetings

    • No meeting in December
    • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    • Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    • Tuesday, September 16, 2014 video
    • No meetings June-August
    • Tuesday, May 20, 2014
    • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 video
    • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 video
    • Tuesday, February 18, 2014 video
    • Tuesday, January 21, 2014 video

    2013 Meetings

    • No meeting in December
    • Tuesday, November 19, 2013 video
    • Tuesday, October 15, 2013 video
    • Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Talk & Slides
    • No meetings June-August
    • Tuesday, May 21, 2013 video
    • Tuesday, April 16, 2013 video 1 video 2
    • Tuesday, March 19, 2013 video
    • Tuesday, February 19, 2013
    • Tuesday, January 15, 2013