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New McIlvainea article now online

Everyone loves morels and is eager to begin the hunt in the spring. But, when should we start looking? Using a long-term morel study site in mid-Missouri, a set of predictions were developed, based on the accumulated average air and soil temperatures in the spring. Dr. Jeanne D. Mihail asks the question, Is It Time for Morels Yet?


Willow Nero Willow Nero, NAMA's new Editor of our peer-reviewed journal, McIlvainea, is the newsletter editor for the Mycological Association of Washington's quarterly Potomac Sporophore. She first became interested in mycology in 2011 when she read Micheal Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, which recommended hopeful foragers join their local mycological associations. After a few forays with the Mycological Association of Washington DC, she was hooked and happily exploring the more scientific aspects of mycology.
Professionally, Nero works as a magazine editor at an association nonprofit. Having grown up in a science-forward household (her father and grandfather are biologists), Nero is pleased to get back to her roots (or, shall we say mycelia?)

NAMA Dues Change for 2015

The cost of printing and mailing The Mycophile continues to rise. NAMA spends more than twice what we charge for this service.

As of November 1, 2014, except for people who have already paid for a print membership for 2015, we will be asking for $15 per year for a hard copy black and white subscription to The Mycophile, except for subscriptions outside North Amercia, where mailing costs are even higher. This is in addition to your membership dues. This change applies to all member categories, including Lifetime members. Other dues categories were adjusted slightly. To learn more and renew your membership for 2015, or to subscribe to the newlsetter, follow this link...

NAMA Regional Foray at Wildacres Retreat

Wildacres foray attendees

Attendees at this year's Wildacres Foray, a regional foray sponsored by NAMA. How many people can you identify in this photo (by Herb Pohl)? There were 235 species found this year, identified by a team including mycologists Brandon Matheny and Coleman McCleneghan. To learn more about NAMA's Wildacres foray, here's a trip down memory lane...



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We advocate the sustainable use of mushrooms as a resource and endorse responsible mushroom collecting that does not harm the fungi or their habitats.