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. 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.)
I was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1956 and grew up in the Los Angeles, CA area and on Long Island, NY. I studied forestry at Paul Smith's College, NY and Oregon State University from where I received a Ph.D. I began working for the Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station in 1980. For the last 30 years my research has focused on increasing our understanding of the natural history and identification of truffles in forest ecosystems. My current main interests include biodiversity of truffle species in forests, and managing rare, sensitive and endemic macrofungi.