• Morchella snyderi from California. Photo: Richard Morrison
    Morchella snyderi from California. Photo: Richard Morrison
  • Mountain blond morel found in Bellingham. Stereo image by Fred Rhoades.
    Mountain blond morel, Bellingham. Stereo image: Fred Rhoades
  • Springtime grisette. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Calbovista subsculpta. Photo: Erin Moore
  • The Prince, Agaricus augustus. Photo: Richard Morrison
  • Enjoy our Wild Mushroom Show every October
  • Wild Mushroom Show display.
  • Chanterelles, Mt. Baker foothills. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Hygrocybe coccineocrenata. Photo: Richard Morrison
    Hygrocybe coccineocrenata. Photo: Richard Morrison
  • Mycena haematopus. Photo: Richard Morrison
  • Shaggy parasol. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Old-growth forest near Mount Baker. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Fall foray at Silver Lake
  • Amanita muscaria near Mt Baker
    Fly agaric, Amanita muscaria. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Evergreen Washington. Photo: Erin Moore
  • A cort, a cort - my kingdom for a cort. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Mushrooms and forest - a long-term relationship. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Russula xerampelina. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Gomphidius subroseus. Photo: Richard Morrison
    Gomphidius subroseus. Photo: Richard Morrison
  • Chicken of the Woods. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Coral mushroom. Photo: Brett Cole Photography
  • Fometopsis pinicola. Photo: Erin Moore

Check it out. This seasonal 2016 edition of the newsletter has something for everyone.

Who we are. The Northwest Mushroomers Association has promoted the understanding and appreciation of mushrooms since 1989, furthering the study of fungi, their identification, natural history, ecology and conservation. We serve mushroom enthusiasts in northwest Washington State, including Whatcom, Skagit, and Island Counties.

What we do. Northwest Mushroomers meet the second Thursdays of each month during spring and fall to explore the amazing world of fungi. At our member meetings and other events, you’ll enjoy excellent guest speakers on intriguing topics and participate in hands-on identification of local mushroom specimens.

Each year we sponsor a Survivors Banquet in early spring in Bellingham, and a Morel Madness outing in late spring near Lake Wenatchee. Every October we organize a Wild Mushroom Show celebrating the beauty and diversity of Northwest fungi. Northwest Mushroomers Association also teaches a yearly mushroom identification class.

Join us. With membership, the whole family can join in group forays, with details sent to members by email. At these forays, we head out together to local haunts to hunt for mushrooms. Our more experienced members share their knowledge of mushroom identification, habitat, and habits with those new to the study of fungi.

On that note, an excellent resource to help you learn to identify your finds is MatchMaker Version 2.2. Enjoy!