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.)
Langdon Cook is a writer, instructor, and lecturer on wild foods and the outdoors. His books include The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America (Ballantine, 2013), winner of the 2014 Pacific Northwest Book Award, and Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager (Mountaineers, 2009), which the Seattle Times called "lyrical, practical and quixotic." Cook has been profiled in Bon Appetit, Salon.com, WSJ magazine, and Whole Living, and his writing has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Terrain, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Outside, The Stranger, and Seattle Magazine, where he's a regular columnist. Cook is the recipient of awards from Artist Trust, 4Culture, PEN Northwest, and the Bread Loaf Writing Conference. A graduate of Middlebury College (BA) in Vermont and the University of Washington (MFA), he lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.