• Shaggy manes. Photo: Alan Matsumoto
  • Xeromphalina campanella. Photo: Richard Morrison
  • Lobster mushroom, Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Happy boy with Morchella americana. Photo: Richard Morrison
  • Tremella mesenterica. Photo: Richard Morrison
  • Chanterelles, Mt. Baker foothills. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Show display, Wild Mushroom Show, 2015. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Boletus fibrillosus in Washington. Photo: Richard Morrison
  • Cyathus striatus. Photo: Richard Morrison
  • Ramaria araiospora var. rubella in Washington State. Photo: Richard Morrison
  • Mount Baker old growth: mushroom heaven. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Wild Mushroom Show entrance display (2017). Photo: Zachary Brown
  • Springtime grisette, gill edge detail. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Lepista nuda - the blewit. Photo: Richard Morrison
  • Amanita muscaria near Mt Baker
    Fly agaric, Amanita muscaria. Photo: Erin Moore
  • The inspiration of mushrooms, 2017. Photo: Zachary Brown
  • Tall shaggy manes, 2017. Photo: Zachary Brown
  • Hygrocybe coccineocrenata. Photo: Richard Morrison
    Hygrocybe coccineocrenata. Photo: Richard Morrison
  • Slime mold. Photo: Eric Worden
  • A cort, a cort - my kingdom for a cort. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Calbovista subsculpta. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Mycena haematopus. Photo: Richard Morrison
  • Douglas Fir Suillus. Photo: Zachary Brown
  • Chicken of the Woods. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Forest conks. Photo: Zachary Brown
  • The Shrimp Russula, Russula xerampelina. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Gomphidius subroseus. Photo: Richard Morrison
    Gomphidius subroseus. Photo: Richard Morrison
  • Forests feed fungi. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Coral mushroom. Photo: Brett Cole Photography
  • Mixed forest, Washington State. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Fometopsis pinicola. Photo: Erin Moore
Welcome

Fantastic fall mushroom primers. On Vimeo watch Mushroom Identification, Up Close and Personal. On our website read the October 2020 MushRumors, including an article on fall mushroom favorites (and four “almost foolproof fall edibles”). Enjoy!

Our response to Covid-19. In-person NMA meetings, classes, and forays are on hold this year, and our presentations have switched to Zoom. Current members please note that your memberships have been extended automatically through December 2021; membership includes participation in googlegroups emails, your best way to stay in touch.

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, 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.

What we do. (In a normal year) Northwest Mushroomers meet the second Thursdays of each month during spring and fall to explore the amazing world of fungi. At our 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 hold a Wild Mushroom Show near Lake Whatcom celebrating the beauty and diversity of Northwest fungi. For members, Northwest Mushroomers Association also offers a fall mushroom identification class. Forays are often scheduled on Saturdays following member meetings. As a member you’ll receive time, place, carpooling, and other foray details via Northwest Mushroomers Association’s google groups list, sent to all members.

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