• Happy boy with Morchella americana. Photo: Richard Morrison
  • Wild Mushroom Show entrance display (2017). Photo: Zachary Brown
  • Lepista nuda - the blewit. Photo: Richard Morrison
  • Mount Baker old growth: mushroom heaven. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Springtime grisette, gill edge detail. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Chanterelles, Mt. Baker foothills. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Show display, 2015. Photo: Erin Moore
  • 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
  • Doug-fir slippery jack. 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
  • Evergreen Washington. Photo: Erin Moore
  • Fometopsis pinicola. Photo: Erin Moore

Stay up to date. Read the Sept newsletter. Tempeh: It’s what’s for dinner, Celebrating 30 years of NMA at Excelsior, Coming events, Mushroom identification class, Mystery of the candy cap—solved!, Mushroom of the month, iNaturalist, and more.

Better document and ID your mushroom foray 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.

Join our board. Northwest Mushroomers is looking for members interested in guiding NMA into the future. Interested in a board position, but have questions about the duties and time commitment? Please contact Linda, chair of the nominations committee, at 360nmatreasurer (a) gmail.com. She is happy to answer your questions and welcome you to a board meeting to see how we operate! Nominations will be open on September 10, 2019, so you have time get to know the Board and make a decision. Please step up and help NMA flourish.

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.

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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!