Test your mushroom knowledge with our quiz.

Question range from easy to fiendishly difficult. Go take the quiz now. Did you score as an Aminita? Or started to Deliquesce or worse only coming in as a Fungi? If you enjoyed the quiz send us new… Read More

2020 Pittsburgh City Nature Challenge this weekend

City Nature Challenge 2020: Pittsburgh Region starts on Friday April 24, 2020 and runs to Sunday April 27, 2020. There is a iNaturalist page that goes over the requirements and a general webpage for the whole project. Mushrooms… Read More

Emergency Mushroom Identification through Social Media: Comparison with Verified Expert Opinion

Last November, WPMC members Cecily Franklin, John Plischke, Garrett Taylor, and Richard Jacob participated in a research project with doctors from Allegheny General Hospital. The result, titled “Emergency Mushroom Identification through Social Media: Comparison with Verified Expert Opinion”,… Read More

Psychedelic Mushrooms: A New Age of Treatment?

Psychedelic Mushrooms: A New Age of Treatment? Presented by Past-President Richard Jacob, Ph.D. at the March 2019 meeting. Psychedelic mushrooms are becoming less controversial by the year.  The presentation covers the mushrooms and chemicals involved, their usage, effects,… Read More

Mushroom toxicity

You have all heard about poisonous mushrooms but do you know about the different kinds of poisonings and their symptoms?  Past president and retired doctor John Stuart gives us a break down of the different types of poisoning, symptoms, chemicals… Read More