What’s new. In May, we held our first live woods foray in more than a year. Read more about it in the June 2021 MushRumors newsletter. On NMA’s Vimeo channel you can now catch Christine Roberts’ May presentation, “Serendipitous Sightings.”
Now is a good time to up your involvement: if you are a member, please consider serving on the NMA Board. As a Board member you can help direct the course of the NMA and move us smoothly into the future. Board of Director nominations are now open.
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 parts of Island Counties.
Become a member. With membership, the whole family can participate in group forays, presentations and member meetings, the yearly 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 now encourages all members to use iNaturalist. Visit a step-by-step guide to get started. This useful app allows you to identify mushrooms as well as log your photos and observations of mushrooms in the field.
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. NMA also offers a fall mushroom identification class for members.
Show your support. We have three excellent mushroom T-shirts designs. Order yours here.