If you guys are interested in learning more about mushrooms the Mycologicl Society of San Francisco teaches how to tell the difference between a good dinner and a potential liver transplant.
Check out http://www.mssf.org/
They have camping outings where people all get together, find mushrooms and then cook em up.
I was considering joining the group, mostly to learn what to avoid in the field. Still mulling it over - but a guy at work gives it a thumbs up.
Rel is on the money when talking about guys protecting their spots and yeah man, a good pan of wild mushrooms can't be beat.
All this for a bowl of borscht.