Here is a list of useful links:
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve (our headquarters)
Amanita Genus Website
Very detailed and technical website on Amanita’s.
Eastern Penn Mushroomers
Formed in the spring of 1994, the club sponsors two forays a month from May thru November in diverse geographic locations. Most are within an hour to an hour and a half drive from Lancaster. Workshops and slide shows are scheduled for the winter months.
Home of the Western Montana Mycological Association. Their mission: To further educate people about fungi, edible and otherwise, to encourage sustainable and responsible mushroom harvest, and to preserve mushroom habitat.
I Think I Want A Microscope: Microscopy For The Absolute Beginner
(And we do mean absolute beginner) by Robin Dean
Have you ever wanted to buy a microscope to look at mushroom spores? Perhaps you have attended a WPMC Microscopy class. This site may provide some insight.
The Field Museum Fungi and Lichens department The mycology collection at The Field Museum is a major resource for studies in evolution, systematics, and biodiversity of fungi and lichens and conservation of their habitats. It consists of currently over 200,000 specimens with world-wide coverage and broad taxonomic representation.
Michael Kuo’s website includes extensive information on morel hunting, plus topics on toxic mushrooms, tree identification, and studying mushrooms.
Mycological Association of Washington, D.C.
is headquartered out of Washington. This is a large, very active club that has a rigorous schedule of events. We consider them our sister club.
Mycology and Nematology Genetic Diversity and Biology Laboratory
The Mycology & Nematology Genetic Diversity & Biology Laboratory provides the knowledge required for identification of agriculturally important fungi and nematodes and development of environmentally safe controls for plant-parasitic nematodes. The laboratory maintains one-million reference specimens in the U.S. National Fungus Collections and USDA Nematode Collection with associated information to enhance plant protection; develops resources for identification and systematics of fungi and nematodes; and discovers methods for suppression of plant-parasitic nematodes.
Focused on California mushrooms, but lots of other material.
North American Mycological Association
The Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club is a member of this fine group. Check out their site and see what they have to offer.
NorthEast Mycological Federation
This site features a superb Beginners’ Page with keys, authored by Gary Lincoff.
Ohio Mushroom Society
Formed in 1973, OMS has widespread membership especially in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Our goal is to increase our members’ appreciation and knowledge of wild mushrooms in an informal, enjoyable manner. Those who wish may go on to acquire an extensive background in mycology, the scientific study of fungi.
Tom Volk’s Fungi
His site has numerous mushroom photos, a key to the Armillaria (honey mushrooms), information about the life cycle of the morel, and lots of other interesting stuff.
Treasures From The Kingdom of Fungi and mushroom.pro by Taylor Lockwood
Taylor is an exceptional mushroom photographer and he is going to be presenting a mushroom slide program at one of our upcoming meetings on September 18. Be sure to check out his site. He has a poster and postcards for sale and he even has a mushroom photo tour so you can get a preview of what to expect at the upcoming program.