Amanita_muscaria or Fly Agaric
If you live in the Peninsula and want to learn more about the wonderful world of fungi or what we call mushrooms, well this place may be just what you are looking for.
The Peninsula Mycological Circle is a “Mycological group dedicated to individuals and families who are interested in mushrooms, who live on the San Francisco Peninsula and the South Bay, and who are interested in a local group to share our knowledge and experiences.”
* Please note that mushroom identifications or comments on edibility provided in this club or on this page are the opinions of their author & are not necessarily correct.
We hope to reduce the number of fungi-phobic people out there by providing good information and references. It is estimated that there are about 1.5 million species of fungi in the world but only about 90,000 or so have been identified and classified. Mushrooms are the fruit of these fungi and many are truly beautiful and fun to see in the field. Most mushrooms are edible but only a small number are what are called” choice”, such as my favorite the Boletus Edulis (porcini) and fewer still are toxic or dangerous to eat, while none are poisonous to the touch. There are many myths about mushrooms such as in fairy tales were they are called toadstools. So don’t fear them, learn about them and enjoy them as I do. To get started get a book or two or take a mushroom walk with us and come to some meetings.
Our meetings are the first Tuesday of each month from October to April at the Redwood City Library.
We also have a Yahoo Group you can Join.
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