MSSF Meetings

Our meetings have moved online. In response to the public health crisis we currently face, the Mycological Society of San Francisco is holding virtual meetings until further notice.

On the third Tuesday of each month from September thru May, the Mycological Society of San Francisco has a General Meeting. It has usually taken place at the Randall Museum. We look forward to future meetings where we can share our fungal finds, enjoy mushroom snacks and engage with speakers in-person. But until then, we are fortunate that technology allows us to to maintain social distance yet still carry on our mission to educate about the kingdom of Fungi.


Next Meeting: John Muir Laws - Let's Draw Mushrooms!

  • Meeting date and time: 7 pm PDT, Tuesday October 18, 2022
  • Join the Zoom Meeting
    • Meeting ID: 891 8438 9640
    • Passcode: 608192

Join us for a meeting focused on creating art.



John Muir Laws John Muir Laws will lead a Zoom workshop to help you draw and paint mushrooms in the field or studio.

Learn how to:
  • Abstract the shape of a mushroom to help you visualize it from any angle and translate these to sketches and drawings
  • What views are the most useful for later identification?
  • What parts of a mushroom are crucial to notice and record?
  • Laws will also demonstrate how to capture mushroom textures and colors with watercolor.

Biography:
John (Jack) Muir Laws is a principal leader and innovator of the worldwide nature journaling movement. Jack is a scientist, educator, and author, who helps people forge a deeper and more personal connection with nature through keeping illustrated nature journals and understanding science. His work intersects science, art, and mindfulness.

Trained as a wildlife biologist and an associate of the California Academy of Sciences, he observes the world with rigorous attention. He looks for mysteries, plays with ideas, and seeks connections in all he sees. Attention, observation, curiosity, and creative thinking are not gifts, but skills that grow with training and deliberate practice. As an educator and author, Jack teaches techniques and supports routines that develop these skills to make them a part of everyday life.


Links:
Parasol mushroom

2022 Meetings

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2022
  • No meetings June-August
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022 video
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022 video
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022 video
  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022

2021 Meetings

  • Tuesday, December 21, 2021
  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
  • No meetings June-August
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021
  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021

2020 Meetings

  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020
  • No meetings June-August
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - cancelled due to COVID-19
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020

2019 Meetings

  • No meeting in December, Fungus Fair on Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • No meetings June-August
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019

2018 Meetings

  • No meeting in December
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2018
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2018
  • No meetings June-August
  • Tuesday, May 21, 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