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.)
Taylor Lockwood grew up near Seattle in an art-aware environment and took to music at an early age. When he was 21 he moved to California to start a band.
After three bands and seven years of L.A.’s heat and smog, he set out looking for a cooler and greener place to live. He moved to Mendocino, where he “discovered” mushrooms, bought a camera, and started taking photos. Praise for his work and vision to promote the beauty of mushrooms has gained him acclaim with mycologists, mushroom enthusiasts, photography critics, and nature lovers around the world.
His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and many other publications. Like many other amateur and professional mycologists, Taylor is a pioneer on the frontier of discovery and appreciation of mushrooms and other fungi.