The Sonoma County Mycological Association (SOMA) is a non-profit group dedicated to learning about local mushrooms, and educating the public about the vast and diverse world of fungi.

Emergency mushroom identification

We sponsor a variety of mushroom-related activities and services open to the general public, including free emergency mushroom identification for concerned citizens of Sonoma County.

Once you learn to identify and know these delightful creatures, recreational collecting can become a lifelong and healthy hobby. The fun starts with a tiny spore!

SOMA Calendar has all upcoming meetings and forays

Monthly Membership Meetings:

3rd Thursdays Sept/Oct/Nov and Feb/Mar/Apr, open to the public.
Watch past speakers

SOMA Wild Mushroom Forays - Salt Point State Park

Forays on Saturdays in Nov, Dec, Feb, Mar
at Salt Point State Park start from Woodside Campground at 9:45am.
Bring a dish to share, SOMA will provide hot main course!


Registration for SOMA Camp 2025 opens on
October 15, 2024 - National Mushroom Day!

Visit the SOMA Facebook page!

Donate to the SOMA Scholarship Fund

Please donate to SOMA and support our scholarships. We have awarded $100,000 in scholarships in the last six years!

SOMA Calendar has all upcoming meetings and forays!

Monthly General Meetings:

3rd Thursdays from Sept to May, open to the public.
Watch past speakers on the Facebook SOMA Page

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