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SOMA Wild Mushroom Foray - Dec 30

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Salt Point State Park

25050 California 1

Jenner, CA 95450

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10-Person Wild Mushroom Foray with SOMA at Salt Point State Park, socially distanced and wearing masks. Lunch is included!

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SOMA Wild Mushroom Forays provide a great opportunity to get out in the woods to identify and collect wild mushrooms. Our forays are open to the public and we welcome all ages and experience levels. Because we are not going to be able to hold our usual annual wild mushroom camp in Occidental next January (still working on offering an alternative!) we are providing these forays to help finance our scholarship fund. Due to COVID-19 groups are limited to 10 people at Salt Point State Park. Masks are required for each participant.

We will meet in Jenner at 08:45 in the boat launch parking lot on the river across from the Jenner Sea Store and Gas. Please be on time because we leave at 09:00! We will caravan to Salt Point State Park, arriving approximately 09:40 and be finished hiking around 1pm, and then enjoy our individually prepared lunch in the grandeur of the forest.

For this Wednesday foray, your leader will be: Mikhael Selk - SOMA board member, science committee chair, handles the poison control hotline, and Chef at Della Tratoria in Petaluma. Mikhael is an avid mushroom hunter, and has posted thousands of photos on iNaturalist and Mushroom Observer.

The foray is a moderate hike of approx 2-3 miles. Salt Point State Park provides the possibility of abundant wild mushrooms after adequate rains in the fall--exact conditions are always unknown beforehand--but no matter what, do expect to learn important mushrooming tips that you'll take with you forever.

Day Use fee for Salt Point State Park is $8 per car, must bring exact cash to deposit in envelope at the park (probably no rangers will be there to make change).

A mushroom-themed individual box lunch is included, and you can specify dietary restrictions when you register. Your tax-deductible foray fee will go to our scholarship fund. We award $10,000-$15,000 per year in scholarships for mycology students. Fee for the foray is $85 per person for SOMA members, or $95 for non-members. Annual membership is only $25 for family, or $20 for seniors, so Join SOMA today!

Contacts and questions:

  • General foray questions, email our foray chairperson: Patrick Hamilton Forays@somamushrooms.org.
  • Scheduling changes or payment questions: Ken Buegeleisen at SOMAtreasurer@somamushrooms.org
  • Foray leader: Mikhael Selk
  • Culinary chairperson for the foray lunches: Jennifer Levine, culinary@somamushrooms.org

What to bring:

  • Rain gear and sturdy hiking footwear, and a hat.
  • Water
  • Collecting basket and/or paper bag
  • Smart phone with GPS mapping app (AllTrails, MapMyHike, GAIA, etc.) and compass, or a compass
  • Hiking stick (optional)
  • Wax paper or small bags for specimen separating (optional).

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Salt Point State Park

25050 California 1

Jenner, CA 95450

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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