THE NORTH AMERICAN MYCOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Leading a Community of Amateur Mycologists and Mushroom Clubs
Mushrooms bring people together! Join our growing community of enthusiastic citizen scientists.
The North American Mycological Association (NAMA) is a federally recognized, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization of professional and amateur mycologists with over 90 affiliated mycological societies in the United States, Canada and Mexico. We are dedicated to the promotion of scientific and educational activities related to the kingdom of fungi and support the protection of natural areas and biodiversity, including advocacy for the sustainable use of fungi as a valuable resource.
Join NAMA to have fun and make friends while learning more about fungi!
2024 NAMA Annual Foray
This year NAMA’s Annual Foray will be held at the Cispus Learning Center in Randle, Washington, October 31 – November 3.
2024 Arizona Regional Foray
NAMA ventures onto the Mogollon Rim with the Arizona Mycological Society, August 22-25th.
NAMA_MX24 – Foray into the beautiful North American country of the United Mexican States, aka Mexico, dates TBD!
There are many reasons to join NAMA: as an affiliated club, as an individual or a whole family! NAMA connects you with a network of people who share your interest in mycology and opens your eyes to the full glory of Kingdom Fungi. Dive into taxonomy, ecology, toxicology, medicinal mushrooms, cultivation, culinary and visual arts and many other aspects of appreciating fungi. Join us at one of our popular annual or regional forays, or sign up for an upcoming webinar or book club event.
NAMA is a federally recognized, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization of professional and amateur mycologists with over 90 affiliated clubs in the US and Canada.
Since NAMA founder Harry S. Knighton first published a newsletter in 1960, The Mycophile Quarterly (MQ) has kept NAMA members current on the latest in mycoscience while focusing on celebration of our North American mycological community of NAMA-affiliated clubs and members as well as NAMA’s own signature foray events, dynamic committees, scholarships, contests and awards, plus helpful foraging tips, tasty recipes, toxicological news, inspiring mushroom art and poetry, incisive book reviews and more!
McIlvainea: Journal of American Mycology is an online journal published annually by NAMA and accepts original and review articles on all aspects of fungi, often with keys to genera and notes of interest on rare or unusual fungi. Editors welcome well-illustrated, knowledgeable submissions aimed at a mycologically informed readership.