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[San Diego] Identifying North American Psilocybin Species

  • Rooted Kava bar 1731 University Avenue San Diego, CA, 92103 United States (map)
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The Aware Project ( hosts a series of monthly Psychedelic Awareness Salon events in Los Angeles and San Diego. We are creating a connected and educated community that feels passionately about balancing the conversation about psychedelics.

Identifying North American Psilocybin Species: a talk by Alan Rockefeller

Time: 7pm-10 pm
Talk and showing starts promptly at 7:30 pm

Place: Rooted Kava Bar in Hillcrest. (Parking should be reasonable, we made sure of this!).


Mycologist Alan Rockefeller will lecture on the identification of psilocybin mushrooms. The presentation will include an overview of all North American species, focusing on the species which occur in Southern California. The audience will learn important characteristics for accurate identification and how to spot poisonous lookalikes. Participants are invited to bring legal mushrooms for a hands-on discussion of how to identify mushrooms you encounter.


Alan Rockefeller is a mycologist living in Oakland, California. He spends half the year hunting mushrooms in Mexico where he documents a wide variety of fungal species. His experience in the field includes focuses on mushroom identification, DNA analysis, microscopy and photography. In the lab, Alan sequences the DNA of mushrooms from all over the world, gaining new insights from existing species, discovering new species, and eliminating duplicates in the taxonomic record.


Tickets are $15 presale, or $20 at the door. Friend packs are $45 (4 tickets for the price of 3). There are a limited number of Volunteer tickets available. Please contact if you wish to volunteer and attend the event for free.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: This group is being designed as a secure space. It is not a place to seek, encourage, or participate in the procurement of controlled substances. Do not bring, buy, sell, transfer, or arrive on any illegal substances, or swap information on how to buy them. Members who violate these basic house rules will be removed from the group and will not be allowed to attend future events.