- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Finding out more about mushrooms and mushroom hunters is easy. Here are some resources:

• The Mycological Association of Washington, D.C.: A nonprofit group that disseminates information about the various species of fungi for scientific or culinary purposes. Issues a quarterly newsletter. Schedules periodic mushroom hunts. Maintains an e-mail list available to the public (at groups.yahoo.com/group/MAW-Mail/). Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Chevy Chase Community Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, Md. Individual membership $20 a year. Call 301/907-3053 or see www.maw.freeservers.com.

• The Mycological Society of America: A scientific society that includes professional and amateur mycologists in such disciplines as ecology-pathology, systematics-evolution, genetics-molecular biology and physiology. See msafungi.org.

• The North American Mycological Association: According to its Web site, NAMA is a nonprofit organization of amateur and professional mycologists with more than 60 affiliated local mycological clubs throughout North America. See www.namyco.org.

• Mushroomers Online: A geographically organized directory of mushroom lovers that allows enthusiasts to share their interest no matter where they are. See members.aol.com/basidium/mushpepl.html.

Kathryn Wallace

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