Zoom for mushrooms. NMA hosts a virtual presentation for members on “Mushroom Identification, Up Close and Personal” on Thursday, October 8. Look for an email invite to this special Zoom talk.
Fall newsletter. Read the October 2020 MushRumors! Dr. Richard Morrison’s article and brilliant photos on fall mushroom favorites (and four “almost” foolproof fall edibles) doubles as a great mini-guidebook for the season.
Covid-19 response. In-person NMA meetings, classes, and forays are on hold. 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 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.
Show your support. We have three excellent mushroom T-shirts designs, including these two. Get yours.