Alabama Mushroom Society

UPCOMING EVENTS

    • 1 Mar 2024
    • 31 Mar 2024

    In our commitment to the environment and with inspiration from Virginia Mushroom Hunters, we've decided to reward those who help us take care of our great outdoors. We're excited to announce the "Trash-to-Treasure Giveaway"

    Here's how it works:

    1️⃣ IN MARCH Get outdoors in Alabama and explore the wonderful world of mushrooms, all while helping clean up our environment! Bring along a trash bag, and when you find litter, pick it up.

    2️⃣ Take ONE photo of all the trash you've collected WITH yourself AND a mushroom you found in the photo. Any mushroom!

    3️⃣ Post your ONE photo in the comments on THIS post on Facebook or on our Instagram that includes  you  the trash  a mushroom. You can enter here and on Instagram each ONCE per person, but have to collect two different bags of trash and take two different photos!

    This contest is open to anyone in Alabama, not just paid AMS members. We will draw three winners at random at our April AMS meeting April 2nd. The first place winner will receive a copy of our Edible Wild Mushroom Foraging and Identification book and some extra mushroom-themed surprises! Second and third place winners will win a combination of some foraging gear and related surprises!

    Don't worry if you don't collect the most - every participant who posts a photo following the guidelines will be entered into the drawing to win some sweet AMS myco swag!

    We will announce the winners on April 2nd. This is a chance to do some good for Mother Nature, help preserve our beloved mushroom habitats, and potentially win some fantastic prizes!

    Remember, every piece of trash removed from our environment is a victory. Let's show our love for Alabama's woods and our passion for mycology by leaving no trace (except mushroom spores) behind!

    Happy foraging and cleaning, everyone!


    • 9 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Baldwin County Heritage Museum - 25521 US-98, Elberta, AL 36530
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    Join fellow fungi enthusiasts in the hunt for mushrooms and let's see what we can identify together! Family friendly and open to the public.

    This event is FREE for paid AMS members and $5 per person for non-members. Please plan to pay with exact change, in cash, at the time of the event.

    We will meet at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum at 25521 US-98, Elberta, AL 36530.  We'll start our hunt right at 10:00 am and then meet back at the museum at 11:00am to share and discuss our finds.

    What to bring:

    • Weather-appropriate clothing
    • Trail-ready shoes
    • Plenty of water to drink
    • Tick repellant

    We appreciate your support!


    • 9 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hurricane Creek Park - 22600 US Highway 31, Vinemont, AL 35179AL 35055
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    Join fellow fungi enthusiasts in the hunt for mushrooms and let's see what we can identify together. 

    This event is FREE for paid AMS members and $5 per person for non-members. Please plan to pay with exact change, in cash, at the time of the event.

    The foray will take place at Hurricane Creek Park, 22600 US Highway 31, Vinemont, AL 35179.  Meet Alisha in the parking lot.  Look for the grey SUV with the back lifted.

    What to bring:

    * Weather-appropriate clothing
    * Trail-ready shoes
    * Plenty of water to drink
    * Tick repellant/Bug spray

    We appreciate your support!


    • 16 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • John B. Scott Forever Wild Trail - Gold Mine Road, Tallassee, AL 36078
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    Come join fellow fungi enthusiasts in the hunt for mushrooms and let's see what we can identify together!

    This event is FREE for paid AMS members and $5 per person for non-members. Please plan to pay with exact change, in cash, at the time of the event.

    Foray location: John B. Scott Forever Wild Trail - Gold Mine Road, Tallassee, AL 36078

    Meet Becca in the parking lot.  Look for signs at the turns!

    The John B. Scott Trail is 4.7 miles that weaves along the Tallapoosa River through old growth hardwoods and along several creeks. 

    What to bring:

    • Weather-appropriate clothing
    • Trail-ready shoes
    • Plenty of water to drink
    • Tick repellant

    We appreciate your support!

    • 17 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 5000 Nature Trail Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803
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    Join us as we walk the Madison County Nature Trail atop Green Mountain (aka Green Mountain Nature Trail) to see what fungi we can find! Learn how to identify mushrooms and get hands on experience learning with experts and enthusiasts!

    Meet Charles in the main parking lot at 5000 Nature Trail Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803. 

    What to bring:

    • Weather appropriate clothing
    • Trail- ready shoes
    • Plenty of water to drink
    • bug spray/tick repellant

    This event is free to paid AMS members and $5 per person for non-members. Please plan to pay with exact change, in cash at the time of the event.

    Open to the public, so bring a friend! Come on out and lets see what we can find! We appreciate your support!

    Directions to the Park:

    From South Memorial Parkway take Weatherly Road east, right on Bailey Cove Road, left on Green Mountain Road, and right on South Shawdee Road 1.3 miles to the Park.



    • 30 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Greater Birmingham Area
    • 79
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    Are you hoping to find morels this year?! Come join us for our annual MEMBERS ONLY Morel Foray!! An annual AMS membership covers you, your spouse and minor children (Your spouse and children who are listed on you AMS membership are who can be registered as 'guests'.) We will be foraging in an area that is confirmed to produce morels. There is a $5 PER PERSON CASH donation to support land management that we will collect at the event, please plan to pay in CASH and in exact change. This is a no wicker basket event (we don't want to give away what we are doing to the general public, as we have special permission to forage for this event. Foraging is not allowed by the public in this area!). The specific location in the greater Birmingham area will be emailed out to REGISTERED members by 7pm the EVENING BEFORE THE EVENT. Please do not send emails and messages asking for the location before this time and please double check your spam folder before emailing.

    Not a member yet? Go sign up now! alabamamushroomsociety.org/join-us 

    Registering for this event shall be considered equivalent in law to affirmatively taking action to electronically or physically sign the AMS Liability Waiver provided to you in the registration of this event and shall be considered agreement to indemnify and hold harmless AMS, its volunteers, staff and partners as outlined within the Liability Waiver.


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