MSSF Meetings

On the third Tuesday of each month from September thru May, the Mycological Society of San Francisco has a General Meeting at the Randall Museum.
The highlight of each meeting is a speaker with slides on some aspect of mycology and mushrooming: ecology, taxonomy, mycophagy, sociology, etc. Before each meeting members bring collections which are put on display and identified. Refreshments are served before the meeting. Doors open and identification starts at 7 pm and the meeting starts at 8 pm. (The December meeting is replaced by a dinner at a different location.)
Note: All regular General Meetings are open to the public.

Next Meeting

  • Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  • Taylor Lockwood
  • Greatest Hits and Latest Clips

Taylor will share a short recap of my 34 years (so far) of mushroom photography and world travel. Since it's been four years since the last tour, he has lots of new things to show and tell; most will be animated in some form or another. The show will have lots of new stories as well as many bioluminescent mushrooms, including, of course, THE STAMP! Since the last tour Taylor has been to New Zealand (3 times), Australia, Canada, Costa Rica (twice), and Malaysia (Borneo).

Taylor Lockwood

 


Taylor grew up near Seattle in an art-aware environment and took to music at an early age. After high school he entered the University of Washington College of Architecture, but by the time he was 21 he was playing several musical instruments and soon moved to California to start a band.

After spending several years in the San Francisco Bay Area, he moved to Los Angeles. Then after three bands and seven years of heat and smog, he set out looking for a cooler and greener place to live.

In December 1984, in the middle of the rainy season, he moved to Mendocino, California. In his first week there, he "discovered" mushrooms, bought a camera, and started taking photos.
USPS Biolumenescent Stamp

After a year of customizing his equipment and focusing his direction, he presented his first slide show for the Los Angeles Mycological Society annual fair. Since then, he has taken thousands of photos and done hundreds of shows in the U.S. and around the world.

In 1996, Taylor bought a computer and learned quickly how to work with graphics programs in order to "spread the word" about the beauty of this facet of nature. Praise for his work and vision to promote the beauty of mushrooms has gained him acclaim with mycologists, mushroom enthusiasts, photography critics, and nature lovers around the world.

His work has appeared in the National Geographic Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and many other publications. His photo of a bioluminescent mushroom was the first mushroom photo ever put onto a US postage stamp. Like many other amateur and professional mycologists, Taylor is a pioneer in the discovery and appreciation of mushrooms and other fungi.



2018 Meetings

    Parasol mushroom
  • No meeting in December - Fungus Fair, Sunday December 2
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  • No meetings June-August
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2017 Meetings

  • No meeting in December
  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
  • No meetings June-August
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017

2016 Meetings

  • No meeting in December
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016
  • No meetings June-August
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016

2015 Meetings

  • No meeting in December
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2015 2015 video
  • No meetings June-August
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015
  • Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2014 Meetings

  • No meeting in December
  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014
  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014 video
  • No meetings June-August
  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 video
  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 video
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014 video
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2014 video

2013 Meetings

  • No meeting in December
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013 video
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2013 video
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Talk & Slides
  • No meetings June-August
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013 video
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2013 video 1 video 2
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013 video
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2013
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2013