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Welcome

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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Suspected Mushroom Poisoning?

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!
You may also post those photos to the Emergency Identification Group as a supplement to aid Poison Control.

You can help others in the future by filing confirmed mushroom poisonings with NAMA by clicking here.

Monthly Meetings, open to the public

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. 

Minutes can be found here.

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. 

6:30-8pm  
212 29th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233 

AMSS (AMS South): Will be meeting the Second Sunday of the month at Whole Foods meeting room in Mobile from 4-6pm. This meeting is open to members and the public alike and we welcome your feedback and involvement.

4:00-6pm 

3968 Airport Blvd, Mobile, AL 36608 

The Great Mushroom Scavenger Hunt

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.

Find them All!

About Us

Our Philosophy

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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! 

The Paths We Travel

A collection of our excellent 2018 Chanterelle finds

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.

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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).

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