The North Texas Mycological Association is a non-profit organization of amateur and professional mycologists of all ages and backgrounds committed to the preservation and study of the biodiversity of fungi in the North Texas and surrounding region. We advocate responsible mushroom collecting that does not harm the fungi or their habitats.
The North Texas Mycological Association was founded in 2021 by the efforts of a dedicated group of volunteers from the North Texas region with the goal of creating a North American Mycological Association approved Association that represents 9,000 square miles, 13 Counties, and over 7.5 million people.
This Association represents a variety of interests in fungi including:
1. Group Forays to Find Wild Mushrooms
2. Wild Mushroom Identification
5. Culinary Fares
7. Events & Festivals
8. Guest Speakers & Lectures
10. Preserving Natural Habitats
11. Citizen Science
12. Youth Programs
NTMA is a volunteer organization with no paid positions. Members are expected to contribute time and effort in helping the association prosper.
Dues are set by the board to cover the costs of running the NTMA.
Presently the dues are 25.00 per year for individual, 40.00 for family memberships and 250.00 for lifetime memberships for single individuals and 400.00 for family lifetime membership package.
Members will have opportunities to attend meetings, classes, a youth educational program, fieldtrips, contribute to local fungi data and forays. NTMA will emphasize the ethics of responsible foraging and fungi sustainability
President Board Member
Treasurer Board Member
Technologist Board Member
Frequently asked questions
The North Texas Mycological Association is a non-profit organization of amateur and professional mycologists of all ages and backgrounds. We are committed to the preservation and study of the biodiversity of fungi in the North Texas and surrounding region, and advocate responsible mushroom collecting that does not harm the fungi or their habitats.
Simply click on the Become a Member button on our home page and follow the directions.
Individual 25.00/year Family 40.00/year Lifetime Membership (Individual) $250.00 Lifetime Membership (Family) $400.00
Member fees include forays, educational programs, discount from participating sponsors, have access to our member’s personal cooking recipes and a collection of favorite mushroom recipes from the web.
Absolutely, we will have beginner educational programs and all of our volunteers love sharing knowledge about any topic in mycology. Forays are probably the best way to begin to learn about our local fungi.
Group Forays, Mushroom Identification, Cultivation, Art, Culinary Recipes & Fares, Mycoremediation, Events, Workshops, Guest Speakers, Lectures, Education, Youth Programs, and Citizen Science with more planned activities in the future.
Our website calendar will keep you updated, but if you don’t want to miss an activity sign up for our monthly newsletter, The Fungi Times.
There will be plenty of opportunities to Join Team Mycelium. From social media to helping with foray trips and future mushroom festivals. Click on our website’s Volunteer Page for more details.
You can contact us on our Facebook page, or e-mail via firstname.lastname@example.org.
You need to get permission to legally forage on public or private lands. Also, it is forbidden to forage at any State Park (you will be given a citation if you do). Even though it is difficult to get permission from city parks, I have yet to see anyone receive a citation for doing so.
First you have to Become a Member by clicking the green button located on our Home Page. You will then see how to create an Account. You will then use those credentials to login using the Green Button with Three Lines inside at the top right of our page, which is our drop down menu, and you will see the option to login at the bottom.
See question 11.
No. You would need to ingest part or the entire mushroom to suffer from poisoning. Nonetheless, it’s important to completely identify a mushroom and always do your own due diligence by comparing with multiple sources before consuming any fungus.
NEVER EAT A MUSHROOM IDENTIFIED BY AN APP WITHOUT COMPARING AND ASKING FOR VERIFICATION!!!