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About Us

The Turnagain Arm Mycological Society is an all volunteer organization that was formed to:

  • Contribute to the Mycoflora of North America Project, which aims to document all mushroom forming species in North America

  • Help the public with the age old question "Is this  mushroom edible?" and other mushroom identification questions.

  • Maintain a Mycota of Alaska website, with resources including a species index containing high quality photos and sequences of Alaskan fungi:

  • Organize the Girdwood Fungus Fair

  • Sponsor community events such as forays and talks throughout the mushroom season.

  • Provide mushroom identification for poisoning cases

Society Annual Schedule

Our ideal a minimum we pull off the fair!

  • No meetings or activities

  • Planning for next season (22/23, 23/24, etc.)

November - May
  • Notify members of upcoming TAMS schedule for the winter/spring

    • Monthly meeting/talks/events

    • Scheduled for the third Wednesday of Month

    • Mostly held in the Girdwood Community Room with an occasional meeting/event in Anchorage

June - August
  • Fungus Fair Planning

  • Girdwood Forest Fair Parade

Join Us

Turnagain Arm Mycological Society : Membership Application

Members are entitled to:

  • Participation in all meetings and teaching sessions and access to all teaching materials and handouts.

  • Meetings are generally scheduled for the third Wednesday, November - May.

  • Participation in TAMS sponsored forays in the spring and fall months (excluding Fungus Fair)

  • Use of all TAMS library resources, microscopes, and dehydrators for scientific specimens

  • The cost for membership is $25.00 annually for adults; kids 12 years old and under are free.

  • TAMS exclusive t-shirt, tote, or hat with new membership

  • The cost for membership renewal is $10.00. (No TAMS merchandise with a renewal.)


If you would like to become a member (or renew), please complete this application and release form
and and follow the instructions for submitting with your payment.

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Contact Us

The Turnagain Arm Mycological Society is run by a small but dedicated group of volunteers.

You can contact us by email and we will get back to you after we come back in from the forest...

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