Find fellow mushroom hunters
The North American Mycological Society’s website has lists of mushroom clubs in many cities. There’s no better way to learn about mushrooms than to join with others to try to figure them out. Local clubs hold forays, cook-and-taste parties, lectures, and more. See if there’s a club in you city.
For Canada, start with the Vancouver Mycological Society.
For Mexico, try Myco Aficionados of Mexico.
Your mushroom isn’t on our site, see if you can find it on these websites:
Accounts and stories of urban mushrooms in specific cities
For information and tools on how to grow your own mushrooms:
“Cultivation Corner” by Marc Donsky, on the Colorado Mycological Society Website
Mushrooms in the Garden by Hellmut Steineck, English translation Mad River Press, Eureka, California, 1984
Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms by Paul Stamets, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, California, 1993
Mycelium Running by Paul Stamets, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, California, 2005
Fungi Perfecti (Paul Stamets’ website with everything you need to know (and need to buy) to start cultivating your own mushrooms.
Cool mushroom videos, art, and related stuff we like
If you have time on your hands, Google “urban mushrooms” and click around for a while.
Mushroom festivals and conferences
Good dead-tree (book) field guides:
Mushrooms Demystified by David Aurora
The Complete Mushroom Hunter by Gary Lincoff
Mushrooms of Colorado and the Southern Rocky Mountains by Vera Evenson
The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms by Gary Lincoff
Mushroom poisoning information:
Mushrooms: Poisons and Panaceas: A Handbook for Naturalists, Mycologists, and Physicians by D.R. Benjamin
Urban Mushroom T-Shirts
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