On October 22nd, 2023, after a four-year hiatus, the Northwest Mushroomers Association is hosting their 31st Annual Wild Mushroom Show at the Viking Union at WWU from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, $5 for NMA members, and free for children under 12!
Over 300 varieties of mushrooms grow in our area and many will be on display, identified to genus and species, with edibility recommendations. The displays will be fresh, colorful, and amazing. Along with mushroom-related book sales, a children’s table, a table with information about dyeing fibers with mushrooms, local vendors, and three different presentations by professional mycologists in an adjacent meeting space, (and so much more!), you can also bring in a mushroom or two for our IDers to identify for you and answer questions you might have.
Mushroom club membership, should you choose to join us, will allow you to register for mushroom ID classes and attend forays and meetings in the coming year. Knowing which mushroom one is searching for, and differentiating fungi can be confusing. Yet there is a path through this complex world of fungi. Come by to observe and learn about the incredible diversity of PNW mushrooms that might even be growing right in your backyard. We look forward to meeting you! Check us out on instagram at @northwestmushroomers