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.
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!
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Next Mushroom Foray
March 18, 2017
A field trip to collect wild mushrooms. Forays provide a great opportunity to get out in the woods in a friendly atmosphere to learn the ins and outs of identifying and collecting mushrooms.
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Map to Salt Point »
March 16, 2017
Come identify mushrooms (and bring your mushrooms for identification). This month's speaker is TBA.
Please note new location! Future meetngs will be held at the North Room of Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa, CA. Map »
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SOMA Camp Schedule Online
Oct 8, 2016. The class and workshop schedule for SOMA Camp 2017 is now online. Take a look, and register for classes! SOMA Camp Schedule
SOMA Camp Registration Open
Oct 1, 2016. Registration for SOMA Camp 2017 is now open! More info and registration here »