Archive for November, 2011

Point Reyes Fungus Fair

November 22nd, 2011 by Bill Wigert

Boletus edulis

A Point Reyes Mushroom

Maybe you are like me, and buy most of your mushrooms at the market.  Or maybe you are really into mushrooms which makes you a mycologist.  I have to admit that because of friends of mine are mycologists I do have a secret place at Point Reyes where I can gather Chanterelle mushrooms once the rainy season begins without risk of poisoning my self, friends and family.  I know very little about mushrooms, except that the mushrooms I pick pop up from a vast underground network, which we can’t see.  I also know that picking mushrooms doesn’t hurt this underground network.  I think it’s time for me – and you perhaps – to learn a lot more about mushrooms.  We have that opportunity with the  “7th Annual Point Reyes National Seashore Fungus Fair” scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, January 7 & 8, 2012. 

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Point Reyes Music

November 17th, 2011 by Bill Wigert

George Winston

George Winston

Let’s suppose you’ve just finished dinner at one of Point Reyes’s fine restaurants.  It is still early and you are thinking about things to do, like listening to a good musical performance.  Unlike the city, everything is close by.  All you have to do is drive a few blocks to the Dance Palace.  No parking problems.  If you are staying at our inn, when the performance is over, it is just a few minutes drive to get back.

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