What’s new. Visit the October MushRumors newsletter. Our in-person meeting on October 14, 2021, features Britt Bunyard speaking on Amanitas of the Pacific Northwest. Please check your email for updates and details. You can catch up on recordings of past Zoom presentations on NMA’s Vimeo channel.
NMA members, please consider serving on the NMA Board. Now is a good time to come to the aid of your fungi! As a Board member you help direct the course of the NMA and move us smoothly into the future. Board of Director nominations are open until October 20, 2021.
Who we are. The purpose of the Northwest Mushroomers Association is to encourage and develop the understanding of mycology. In furtherance of this goal, the NMA provides for the collection of data and the dissemination of information to the scientific community and the general public. The NMA also promotes an educated approach towards the collection and consumption of edible mushrooms. We serve mushroom enthusiasts in northwest Washington State, including Whatcom, Skagit, and parts of Island Counties.
Become a member. With membership, the whole family can participate in group forays, presentations and member meetings, the Wild Mushroom Show, and so much more. Experienced members share their knowledge of mushroom ID, habitat, and habits with those new to the study of fungi. Join us as we venture together into the world of mushrooms!
Identify and document your mushroom finds. NMA encourages all members to use iNaturalist. Visit a step-by-step guide to get started. Thel app allows you to identify many mushrooms as well as log your photos and field observations as part of citizen science.
What we do. Northwest Mushroomers meet the second Thursdays of April, May, and June and September, October, and November to explore the amazing world of funga. Field forays are often scheduled on Saturdays following member meetings. At our events, you’ll enjoy guest speakers on intriguing topics and participate in hands-on identification of local mushroom specimens. Generally in spring we host a Survivors Banquet in Bellingham and a Mushroom Mayhem outing east of the Cascades, and in October a Wild Mushroom Show near Lake Whatcom celebrating the diversity of Northwest fungi. In most years, NMA also offers a fall mushroom identification class for members.
Show your support. We have three excellent mushroom T-shirts designs. Order yours here.