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. 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.)

Next Meeting

  • Date: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
  • Speaker: Dennis Desjardin
  • Pohnpei Mushrooms

Dennis Desjardin is Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University. He received a Master's Degree from San Francisco State University studying with Dr. Harry D. Thiers, and a PhD from the University of Tennessee under the guidance of Dr. Ronald H. Petersen. He has published over 130 scientific papers on the taxonomy and evolution of mushroom-forming fungi in which he described 235 new species and 7 new genera. He has active research projects in the Hawaiian Islands, Micronesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brazil, and the African islands of São Tome and Principe, funded by grants from the National Science Foundation. He is co-author (with Mike Wood and Fred Stevens) of a new book, California Mushrooms: The Comprehensive Identification Guide.

2014 Meetings

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

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