Spring newsletter. The April 2020 newsletter is available, including a beautiful photo gallery of spring and early summer macrofungi in the Pacific Northwest.
Events update. To comply with physical distancing during the covid-19 outbreak, NMA meetings and events scheduled for May have been cancelled, and we are reevaluating planned events on a month-to-month basis. Please note too that, for current members, your membership has been extended automatically for another year, through December 2021; membership includes participation in our googlegroups email listserve.
Who we are. The Northwest Mushroomers Association promotes the understanding and appreciation of mushrooms: 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. In spring we host a Survivors Banquet in Bellingham and a Mushroom Mayhem outing east of the Cascades, and in October we organize a Wild Mushroom Show near Lake Whatcom celebrating the beauty and diversity of Northwest fungi. For members, Northwest Mushroomers Association also offers a yearly mushroom identification class. Mushroom forays are often scheduled on Saturdays following member meetings. As a member you’ll be apprised of time, place, carpooling, and other details of forays via Northwest Mushroomers Association’s google group list, sent to all dues paying members.
Become a member. With membership, the whole family can participate in group forays; presentations, in-person IDs, and member meetings; and the yearly Wild Mushroom Show. 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!
Documenting your mushroom finds. NMA now encourages all members to use iNaturalist. To get started, visit this step-by-step, “How to Use iNaturalist”. This handy app for smartphones and computers allows you to make observations of mushrooms in the field, attempt to identify them, and then post these observations later for all to see. Even better, iNaturalist is used to identify all organisms.
Show your support. We have three excellent mushroom T-shirts designs, including these two. Get yours.