Girdwood Fungus Fair

We put the "Fun" in Fungus Fair

Turnagain Arm Mycological Society

Can't get enough FUNgus at Fungus Fair? Join the Turnagain Arm Mycological Society (TAMS)! In addition to putting on the Girdwood Fungus Fair, we also host several events throughout the year, along with monthly meetings/talks.


To Join: Fill out the forms and send with dues to the address listed in the forms. You'll be the first to know of planned club activities,  get a tshirt, and support the club! You don't need to be a member to go to any meeting, but you do to participate in a club foray.


Read the Fungi Magazine Article featuring TAMS and the Girdwood Fungus Fair!


The Turnagain Arm Mycological Society 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: alaskamycoflora.org
  •  Organize the Girdwood Fungus Fair
  •  Sponsor community events such as forays and talks throughout the mushroom season.
  •  Provide mushroom identification for poisoning cases



 2020 Schedule of Meetings and Forays (check back for updates)


January 28th, 7-8pm How to collect fungi and make your own fungal herbarium. Christin Swearingen, Girdwood Community Room.


February- Open.


March- Open


April- Open


May 6th, 7-8pm Planning for spring morel harvesting in Alaska! Kate Mohatt and others, Girdwood Community Room