Calendar of Events

Past Events


Events are added to our calendar as they are scheduled throughout the year.  Check back frequently for current event and outings information.


17th Annual Fungus Foray

The 17th Annual Fungus Foray on the San Juan Ridge and Wild Mushroom Exposition in Nevada City will take place December 13 and 14, 2014.

Stay tuned for the presenter schedule and other details

The 17th Annual Fungus Foray

Saturday, December 13

Our traditional Saturday morning wild mushroom hunt and identification will wrap up with an afternoon of displayed discoveries and identification workshops. Bring a lunch and be prepared to walk in the damp woods. You also might find a useful: a collection basket, waxed paper bags, knife, hand lens, and a notebook. In the morning, after registration and a brief introduction , we will drive to sites 10 to 30 minutes away. Please carpool and be open to sharing a ride with other attendants. The afternoon will focus on identification and will include hot mushroom soup.

Rain or Shine

When: Saturday, December 13, 9a.m. to 4p.m. registration begins at 8:30am

Where: North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center

               17894 Tyler Foote Crossing Road, Nevada City, CA

               On the San Juan Ridge, approximately 25 minutes from Nevada City

Admission: $20 general; $15 for YWI members; $10 for half day (afternoon);

                      Under 18 Free

The Nevada City Wild Mushroom Exposition

Sunday, December 14

The fourth annual Wild Mushroom Exposition is bringing the Foray mushrooms to downtown Nevada City! The Sunday Exposition is filled with presentations, interactive displays, and workshops based on our seasonal Sierra mushrooms.  There will be wild-crafted food concessions and mushroom merchandise available for sale.

When: Sunday, December 14, Stop by anytime between 11am and 5pm

Where: The Stonehouse Bar and Grill

               107 Sacramento Street, Nevada City, CA

               In downtown Nevada City

Admission: $10 general, $8 for YWI members; $5 for Students; Under 18 Free


Additional upcoming events in the works:

The YWI is working on several more events and outings. The details are currently to be determined, so keep checking back...

Amphibian Outing with Tom Van Wagner: Date and Time TBD

Scotch Broom Pull and Forest Health Picnic in the 'Inimim: Date and Time TBD


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