Join us on a search for wild and edible mushrooms led by Christian Schwarz, mushroom identification expert and author of Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast! On this field trip you’ll receive an introduction to fungi diversity and learn how to identify different types of mushrooms using field guides and tools such as the iNaturalist app. You’ll also learn how to ‘hunt’ mushrooms and put your new skills to use by collecting specimens for the next day’s mushroom show.
From psychedelic cicada assassins to Chernobyl-colonizing molds, Christian Schwarz will provide an insider’s look at the vast range of bizarre lifestyles found in Kingdom Fungi. Christian Schwarz is a naturalist currently living in Santa Cruz, the land of milk (caps) and honey (mushrooms). He is coauthor of Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast, and now spends his time photographing, teaching about, collecting, and researching mushrooms. Fungi satisfy his curiosity with their seemingly endless forms – from the grotesque to the bizarre to the sublimely beautiful. Besides dabbling in mushroom taxonomy, he loves fish, plants, nudibranchs, moths, and dragonflies. He is a passionate advocate for citizen science, especially the iNaturalist community.
Noah Siegel and Christian Schwarz will both be speaking at the FFSC's general meeting.
Both authors will be on hand to sign books, answer questions, and celebrate with folks.
The Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz has played a big part in the development of a mushroom community in California, and the forests here are the southern stronghold of Coast Redwoods. Free and open to the public.
Christian Schwarz will talk about our process of writing Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast, highlighting our experiences, challenges, outcomes, and future directions. Book signing available as well!
This event will be at the Larkspur location (2419 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939)
Christian Schwarz will be talking about our process of writing Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast, highlighting our experiences, challenges, outcomes, and future directions; as well as signing books.
This event will be at the downtown location (2349 Shattuck Avenue)
Join Noah Siegel and other mycologists in Girdwood to experience some of Alaska's grandeur, see a a mushroom display. There will be expert-lead walks, lectures and a chance to let your inhibitions run wild at the Mushroom and Martini evening.