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The Sunshine Coast Society For The Hunting, Recognition and Observation of Mushrooms (SHROOM) is a dedicated group of mushroom enthusiasts committed to learning about the myriad fungi found on the  Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.

We always welcome new members and encourage you to ask a question. Check out our event and membership pages for what’s happening and how to get involved in our club.  Our blog and facebook pages are excellent ways to stay informed and learn about mushroom hunting on the west coast of British Columbia.

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  • Late in August Searching the woods August 20, 2015
    I decided to take a walk in the woods yesterday, to see what the forest floor was doing.  I was not overly optimistic, but a few of my fellow mycophiles have reported sightings both in woods and in one of the local grocery stores. The sightings in the woods were of Chanterelles and a few […]
    David Piasta
  • We are not alone….they are out there July 28, 2015
    Wasn’t that a great bit of rain we had this weekend? A bit of rain on Friday and then a really nice soaking on Sunday morning. The garden and our shrubs just perked right up, but the only thing was we could have used a couple of more days of that to really get down […]
    David Piasta
  • In the Middle of a Long Hot Drought July 25, 2015
    Yes, we are in the middle of a long hot drought…not much snow this winter, very little precipitation this spring and summer, but also not many ideas working their way onto the page from me.  Maybe my ideas are tied to the rains….for example today we had a bit of rain and here I am pecking […]
    David Piasta
  • OK…it’s about time!!! May 17, 2015
    Finally, even with this very dry spring, I found some spring oyster mushrooms. They weren’t old and dry or only  little pins just beginning to show their tiny heads. We have a guest here on the coast this weekend, ethnographer, adventurer and mycologist, Lawrence Millman.  He has traveled extensively in Siberia, Alaska, Canada, Iceland and Norway. […]
    David Piasta
  • First weekend of May and not too much happening. May 3, 2015
    Have you been out and searching in the low damp areas with lots of Alder?  I have, but it hasn’t been so damp and the picking sparse. I was out this afternoon, for a walk up Hidden Grove area.  The picking wasn’t very productive. I saw a few oysters that were way past their ” […]
    David Piasta