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!