Our Mission…

“To promote the enjoyment, study and exchange of information about hunting, identifying & culturing fungus and the safe selection of edible wild mushrooms. Anyone who has an interest in wild mushrooms is welcome to join the club and have fun with fungi, family and friends.”

They’re surprising, confounding & persnickety. They’re luscious, dangerous, elegant, comical, freakish, beautiful, hideous, aromatic, stinky, interesting, slimy, disconcerting, delicious, fleeting, earthy and sublime. What are they? Why fungi, of course. The list could go on nearly forever, and that is part of the fun!

Have you ever found yourself wondering about those strange lumps growing in your yard? Do you ever wish you knew more about wild edibles? Perhaps you’re a seasoned mycophile who wants to meet other like minded folk? The MHMA is full of people just like you.

This website is our invitation to join us. We hope these pages will also provide a valuable resource for members & the general public in many aspects of myco-related info & educational activities in the Mid Hudson region of New York and beyond. You’ll find calendar information for forays, last minute changes to scheduled activities, recipes, advice, stories, photos, and whatever else we can think up.

It’s a great time to join the MHMA. There is so much to discover! Come join us!… Download a membership form, mail it in, and join us today!

Explore, Learn, Participate!