Mushroom Dyes & Papermaking

Our new section on Mushroom Dyes & Papermaking includes basic information on how to prepare dye baths, which mushrooms and polypores are best for creating a spectrum of color, and how to make paper from bracket fungi. The section is an homage to pioneer Miriam C. Rice, whose work in the early 1970s in Northern California began an era of experimentation and teaching. This material was written by teachers and pioneers who followed in Miriam’s footsteps, including Susan Hopkins and Dorothy Smullen. Dorothy Beebee, who illustrated several books for Miriam, also contributed a page of History and Art of Mushrooms for Color.  To see pages on paper making from fungi, follow this link...


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Book Reviews!

What are the most recently published field guides? How did our reviewers rate them? What should you have in your library? We have taken book reviews from the past two years which were published in The Mycophile and gathered them all in one section for your perusal. Learn more…


Highlighted Affiliated Club

Read about our affiliated clubs and their activities! And be sure to let the world know about your club.  Learn more…


Meet Our New VP


Kathy Yerich was elected NAMA 1st Vice President at our recent Board of Trustees meeting; effective January 1, 2016. Kathy has been an active Minnesota Mycological Society Member since 2005 and was voted to the board as recording secretary shortly after. She joined NAMA in 2009 to attend the foray in Lafayette, LA and has been hooked ever since – so much so, that she collaborated on a field guide with Teresa Marrone for Adventure publications called, “Mushrooms of the Upper Midwest”. Writing and promoting this book has revealed one of her skills, which is connecting people and sharing information. Her current MMS board position is Member at Large, with a special interest in organizing new and exciting opportunities for the club, with a focus on outreach to the community for new members and retaining interest in the club for long-time members.