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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

  • 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.

Contact Us

We are an all volunteer organization and will respond as soon we can.

Thank you for your understanding!

Thank you for your inquiry.

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