Mushroom of the Day
Sphaerobolus stellatus

Sphaerobolus stellatus

One of the cannonball fungi, by Liz Popich in South Africa. To learn more, follow this link...

BAMS Meeting
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Michael Beug

Dr. Michael Beug presents "For the Love of Ascomycetes", UC Berkeley, 338 Koshland Hall. Doors open at 7:30. Meeting starts at 8:00. To see more about this event, follow this link...


Further Reflections on Amanita muscaria as an Edible Species

Amanita muscaria

Here is a thoughtful response to the current push to eat Amanita muscaria, along with a history of its treatment in field guides, its toxins, and warnings about edibility. Click here to view the full pdf article on Mushroom, The Journal of Wild Mushrooming, written by Debbie Viess. Look for Further Reflections on Amanita muscaria as an Edible Species.


A Partnership for Science

The North American Mycoflora Project organizational meeting was held in New Haven, Connecticut, July 14-15, 2012. See 16 video presentations from the meeting. See the great group photo. Read more...

The Bay Area Mycological Society (BAMS), established in 2006, is dedicated to the art and science of mushrooms. We hold our meetings at UC Berkeley. We hold local and long distance forays, participate in the Yosemite National Park Fungal Survey, and organize the Point Reyes Fungus Fairs and All California Club Forays.

We are affiliated with the North American Mycological Association. We host a lively online discussion group. Our members range from beginners to professionals in the field. We believe that everyone wants to learn, and has ideas to share. Join us.

We are constantly experimenting with background image for this page and the photo gallery. This photo was taken in the river bottom at the base of Folsom Dam.