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

Calling all Northwest Mushroomers, young and old, novice and experienced. The Wild Mushroom Show is close upon us (October 18) and there’s always something for everyone to do! Printable poster. Please help us welcome our visitors into the world of fungi. They come curious and leave enlightened, full of the same excitement we have when we find “our little friends” in the woods.

This year we have our old favorites: cultivation mushroom kits, the kitchen, the slime mold table, touch & smell and the children’s corner (to name just a few!). What’s new is the expanded conservation table next to the entry, a fungal craft’s table, an improved slideshow area, and a quiet spot for volunteers to relax, eat and regain their vigor.

And, of course, at the end, all NMA volunteers join together for a potluck. Another successful show done and another season of foraging begun. See you there! Maggie Sullivan, maggie (a) fidalgo.net, show co-chair with Chuck Nafziger

Newsletter. September 2015 (10 pages).

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 you’ll enjoy excellent guest speakers on intriguing topics, as well as hands-on identification of local mushroom specimens.

Every October we sponsor a Wild Mushroom Show celebrating Northwest mushrooms and their natural habits and habitats. Each fall Northwest Mushroomers Association also teaches a mushroom identification class. Each spring we sponsor a Survivors Banquet in Bellingham and a Morel Madness outing near Lake Wenatchee.

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, now available for Mac users as well – sweet!