'Tis toadstool season
Mushrooms of the genus mycena grow on a log recently at Sycamore Grove Park in Livermore. Wild mushrooms at this park are for viewing and not consuming, as some mushrooms are highly toxic to people and dogs. The Bay Area Mycological Society will partners with Livermore parks ranger Amy Wolitzer at 1 p.m. Jan. 20 for "Mushroom Madness," which is a search for various kinds of mushrooms found at Sycamore Grove. For details and directions call the office at 925-960-2400. A donation of $2 per person is suggested.