I am first a life-long learner with a background in environmental education. My initial education lacked mycology, but as soon as I saw a continuing education class about mushrooms, I signed up.. Mushrooming also fits with my love of 'geocaching' -- treasure hunting -- and I get to eat the finds... some of the time!
As an educator, I've taught young people about mycology and edible mushrooms, and also host an Airbnb experience about foraging. I love to share my excitement for the natural world and mushrooms in particular with everyone!
If You Suspect a Poisoning
If you suspect you have consumed a poisonous mushroom, contact a physician, the closest hospital ER, poison control center, or dial 911, depending on the severity of the reaction.
US Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222
The North American Mycological Association (NAMA) has information that may also be of help. Click here.
We do not ID mushrooms through this website.
If you are in need of an ID consider uploading quality photos with multiple views of your specimen and descriptions of your find to Mushroom Observer or iNaturalist including our projects or post in Wild Food Wisconsin or Mushroom Identification Group.
If you contact us and provide a way to get back to you, we may be able to provide suggestions for more identification resources you can use. You are always responsible for your own decisions taken on the basis of identification resources.
Wisconsin Mycological Society (WMS) is dedicated to the study and enjoyment of mushrooms and other fungi throughout the state of Wisconsin. Education, safety, sustainability, community, and connecting with nature are our goals.