Join us for our potluck dinner this Monday monthly meeting!! Bring a dish, try several dishes!

Hola Mushroom amigos!!

Join us this next Monday for our monthly meeting and our potluck dinner!!

Bring your favorite mushroom dish to share and enjoy a full array of tasty fungi! You’ll not want to miss this! There are some great items at the potluck and should you like to feel inspired as to what you could bring, here are some pro-item dishes from Chef Sara and the SDMYCO Mushroom Mixer last weekend.

Enjoy!

 

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: We’re excited to announce the voting is now open for the CA State Mushroom! VISIT: castatemushroom.org and vote now. One vote per CA resident. Polls close Saturday, May 7 at 11:59pm.
California has a state bird, state flower, state animal, even a state lichen, but not a state mushroom! Given California’s wealth of natural resources and the essential role mushrooms play in maintaining our biodiversity, it is time California had a State Mushroom!
Mycologists, mushroom societies, and other fungus lovers from around the state have identified six mushrooms that would best represent our wondrous state. Now we need the public’s help. All California residents are invited to vote for their favorite mushroom. The winning selection will be taken to the State Legislature to make it official.
This is important. Mushrooms have a central role in California’s ecology and deserve recognition of their contributions. Selection of a CA State Mushroom will help increase awareness of and funding for preservation of mushroom habitat and natural resources. This is the first step in a fun(gi) journey.
Make sure you vote for your favorite mushroom and we are looking forward to seeing you at our activities and meeting.
Hasta la fungi,
Musho love,
SDMYCO

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Mixer, Potluck and California Mushroom!!!

Hello Myco friends!!

We’ve been busier than ever and have plenty going on in the next couple of weeks as follows :::

Our Member Mushroom Mixer with chef Sara Restivo will be held this Sunday April 24th.

Sunday 4/24/22 • 4-6pm
Aztec Brewing Company
2330 La Mirada Dr. Suite 300,
Vista CA 92081
SDMYCO Member Mushroom Mixer
with chef SARA RESTIVO
April Appetizer Menu
• Wild Mushroom Canape with Crispy Enoki with Goat Cheese
• Salad with Arugula, Truffle, Parmesan, Roasted Lion’s Mane
• Truffle Cheese and Charcuterie Board
• Spinach, Artichoke & Shiitake Mushroom Dip, Focaccia
• Goat Cheese/Balsamic Stuffed Mushrooms
• Oyster Mushroom Marsala Bites
•Beverages will be available for purchase.•
Tickets on sale:
Sunday, April 17th @ Noon
Tickets: $25 per person
Look for member email for link to buy tickets.
This event is a perk for members.
Not a member yet?!
Pop over here to join.

Tickets are on sale now and you can find more info on our flyer attached.

 

Back by popular demand, we’ve decided to re-institute our Potluck dinner and will be doing so for our next May Monthly Mushroom meeting. Bring your favorite mushroom dish to share and enjoy a full array of tasty fungi! You’ll not want to miss this!

 

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: We’re excited to announce the voting is now open for the CA State Mushroom! VISIT: castatemushroom.org and vote now. One vote per CA resident. Polls close Saturday, May 7 at 11:59pm.
California has a state bird, state flower, state animal, even a state lichen, but not a state mushroom! Given California’s wealth of natural resources and the essential role mushrooms play in maintaining our biodiversity, it is time California had a State Mushroom!
Mycologists, mushroom societies, and other fungus lovers from around the state have identified six mushrooms that would best represent our wondrous state. Now we need the public’s help. All California residents are invited to vote for their favorite mushroom. The winning selection will be taken to the State Legislature to make it official.
This is important. Mushrooms have a central role in California’s ecology and deserve recognition of their contributions. Selection of a CA State Mushroom will help increase awareness of and funding for preservation of mushroom habitat and natural resources. This is the first step in a fun(gi) journey.
Make sure you vote for your favorite mushroom and we are looking forward to seeing you at our activities and meeting.
May the mycorrhizae be with you!
Love,
SDMYCO

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Registry of Mushroom in Works of Art with Elio Schaechter

Hello Myco friends!

The Registry of Mushrooms in Works of Art with ELIO SCHAECHTER
Wednesday, April 6 • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM PST
Zoom (Virtual Event) • Registration sent to SDMYCO Members via email.
More than 20 years ago, Elio Schaechter, Ph.D., began compiling a list of paintings with mushrooms in them, something he called, “a sort of fancy form of stamp collecting.” He and a German mycologist, Hanns Kreisl, decided to combine forces and create an Internet-based Registry of Mushrooms in Works of Art, which is hosted on NAMA’s website.
Elio will discuss the origin and purpose of the registry in understanding the relationship between mushrooms and people as reflected in works of art from different historical periods. We will learn how many artists express appreciation of fungal beauty and broaden our awareness of the symbolic (and gastronomic) roles mushrooms may have played in various cultures through time.
Moselio “Elio” Schaechter was born in Milan, Italy in 1928. At age 12, his Jewish family relocated to Ecuador to escape Nazi persecution. Reading Paul de Kruif’s Microbe Hunters inspired his interest in microbiology, eventually leading him to pursue graduate studies higher education in the subject at the University of Kansas and University of Pennsylvania. He was drafted into the U.S. Army, performing microbial research at Walter Reed Medical Center and later spending time in Denmark in postdoctoral study. Eventually, he made his way back to the United States and became a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Tufts University, where he chaired the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology from 1970 to 1993, conducting research into microbial growth physiology and bacterial cell organization. Elio also developed and maintained a profound interest in field mycology through the Boston Mycological Club. Besides coauthoring numerous microbiology textbooks, he wrote In the Company of Mushrooms, (Harvard Press, 1997). Relocating to San Diego in 1994, he continued his teaching as Adjunct Faculty at San Diego State University and is a Visiting Scholar at UC San Diego. In 1997 he helped found the NAMA-affiliated San Diego Mycological Society, where he remains active to this day.
San Diego Mycological Society club members are able to register for this event without joining NAMA.
Please see the value NAMA offers to amateur mycologists and consider joining: Join NAMA Today.
Mush love,
SDMYCO

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Mushroom Fair 2022 recap and Monday Meeting!

Hello Myco friends!

We’ve had beaucoup activities as of late!

In the last week, both the Mushroom Mixer and last Thursday at La Paloma Theater were both a great success!

Please see our Facebook page here for photos.

Also, our Mushroom Fair for 2022 was our biggest event yet!! Many of us were unable to venture out of our areas due to the massive amounts of people coming through with interest in our diverse Myco Kingdom. Below is a video with a brief recap!

Just a reminder that we have our Monthly Monday Mushroom meeting this Monday, 4th of April. Lichens and an Intro to Mushrooms with Les Braund.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Mush love,

SDMYCO

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Monthly Meeting with Les Braund – “Lichens” plus “A Brief Introduction to Mushrooms”

Hello Myco friends!

Our Monthly Monday Mushroom Meeting is coming up this Monday, April 4th.
Titled: “Lichens”- plus “ A Brief Introduction to Mushrooms” with LES BRAUND.
Les Braund worked as a carpenter and contractor for 40 years. He was president for the Friends of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve from 2011 – 2021 and regularly leads nature walks in Los Peñasquitos Canyon. He served as president for the San Diego Mycological Society in 2000 – 2005 and also served in 2017. Les is very knowledgeable in identifying lichens and enjoys looking at their details under a microscope.
See you there!
MONTHLY MUSHROOM MEETING
APRIL 4, 2022 @ 6:30pm, Casa del Prado, Balboa
Presentation will be in-person
• Mask wearing as required for Balboa Park indoor events
• Please bring specimens found over the weekend for ID.
Photo of Les Braund, Else Vellinga, Elio Schaechter & Bonni Thoresen

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Documentary screening – Psychedelia – The History and Science of Mystical Experience

FILM SCREENING

SDMYCO and OM Mushrooms would like to invite you for a special film screening of the documentary Psychedelia. Produced by director Pat Murphy over the last decade. The film takes viewers on a journey through origins and resurgence of psychedelic research and explores how spiritual experiences are transforming mental health. There will also be a special live panel

Event Details

When: March 31, 6 pm or 9:15pm In-person Live Screening

Where: La Paloma Theater
471 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas CA, 92024

*** There will be a special LIVE PANEL to further discuss these emerging methods and findings, for the 6 o’clock showing. The 9:15 showing will get to view the panel segment from a recording sent later in the week ***

Watch Film Trailer 

Get your Tickets!

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24th Annual SDMS Mushroom Fair was a huge success!!

Thank you for all who supported our 24th San Diego Mycological Society Mushroom Fair!

Whether you were a volunteer, board member, vendor or just attending… you make our society and activities special!

We had our biggest fair yet and it is all thanks to you!!

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Monthly Monday Mushroom Meeting with Pat Nolan! ++

Hello Myco friends!

After a wonderfully successful and record-breakingly busy Mushroom Fair full of fun, friends and fungi, we have strengthened our community mycelial network!

We are delighted to follow up with our own Pat Nolan who will speak this Monday, March 7th, on Mycology and Plant Pathology. The presentation will be in-person in room 101 and please note to bring a mask as it is a required policy for Balboa Park indoors.

Also, if you should find specimens over the weekend, please bring in for ID.
Looking forward to seeing you next Monday!
Mush love,
SDMYCO

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Fungus Fair Speakers!

Hello Myco amigos!

Here is a list of our amazing speakers for this Sunday at our 2022 Fungus Fair!

Please remember:::

  • Foray on Saturday to bring in specimens to our ID table for the fair. Try to fill out a specimen list if at all possible.
  • Tell your friends about the Mushroom Fair.
  • Make sure to check our social media as we are able to share more content on those platforms!
  • Come have fun and ready to support our local vendors!

Excited to see you on Sunday!

SDMYCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mushroom Fair call for volunteers! Plus, Speakers and Foray lists 🍄

Hello fellow Myco friends!!

Just a reminder to join us on Sunday, February 27, 2022 for our favorite event of the year, the San Diego Mycological Society Mushroom Fair!

This is our official call out for volunteers that can help us make this event a success. We both appreciate and cannot do this without you!

Thanks in advance for your help!!

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Here is our speaker list for this year’s Fungus Fair. You are sure to not want to miss them!

 

Also, although the conditions were dry and warm, we were able to have a successful second foray at Los Peñasquitos Canyon on Sunday, February 6h, 2022 with our new friend and speaker for our February monthly meeting, Noah Siegel. Here is the species list for that day as well as our group photo.

May today’s rain bring with it the fruits of love of the mycological kingdom!

Mush love,

SDMYCO

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