We are a young educational non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We are an affiliate with the North American Mycological Association and provide forays, educational lectures, scavenger hunts, and other social get-togethers to appeal to beginners and experts alike.
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If you suspect poisoning from mushroom consumption, call 1-800-222-1222
Try to get high quality photographs of the suspected mushroom to describe to Poison Control!
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These meetings give us a chance to chat and discuss goals, plan and detail upcoming activities or events, and discuss seasonal fungal fruitings and how to target them. Come with questions, comments, or even ID requests.
We now have two branches of the Alabama Mushroom Society.
AMS (North Central): We will be meeting the First Tuesday of each month at The Lumbar, a science-themed lounge in Birmingham. The Lumbar serves food and beverages, for more information see their website. This meeting is open to members and the public alike and we welcome your feedback and involvement.
212 29th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
AMSS (AMS South): Will be meeting the Second Monday of the month at Whole Foods meeting room in Mobile from 7-9pm. This meeting is open to members and the public alike and we welcome your feedback and involvement.
3968 Airport Blvd, Mobile, AL 36608
Our latest initiative for members to get a foot-up on learning to identify our local fungi, with prizes! Click the button below for more information. This year-long contest is open to members only.
This is a place for the interested people of Alabama (and nearby) to discuss and learn about the diverse, photogenic, and often quite tasty mushrooms in our region. Here we can help each other identify unfamiliar fruiting bodies, share good foraging territory with the new folk, gloat excellent finds, share recipes, and generally encourage each other to get out there and explore!
We're interested in appreciating the fungus amongus by striking out into our beautiful Alabamian backyard, collecting, documenting, identifying, and often eating some of the most coveted ingredients on the planet.
Join us! Become a member today and receive access to exclusive guided forays, discounted rates on educational lectures from identification for beginners to cooking and processing your bounty,and even maps of known honey-holes, plus $5 off a membership to our parent affiliation the North American Mycological Association (NAMA).
Stereum complicatum, a hardwood loving crust fungus with smaller “leafletes” than the related Stereum “hirsutum”
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