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LAMS is a non-profit group whose purpose is to foster and expand the understanding and appreciation of mycology (that is the study of mushrooms and fungi).

We create and sponsor fun mushroom related events and help people learn about and identify mushrooms they find in the greater Los Angeles area.


Please see the Directions page for an important update (October 2015) regarding a changed access route to the Times-Mirror Meeting Room.


December 19 (Monday) 7:30 PM LAMS General Meeting, Times-Mirror Meeting Room, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

 Speaker: Noah Siegel, author, Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast

Program: Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast

Description: Northern California is known for its seemingly endless wet winters which make the mushrooms flourish and its majestic forest. Not only do we have the biggest trees we also have the largest known Chanterelle and Porcini! Six years in the making, the newly published Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast is the definitive guide to mushrooms in the diverse ecological zones of this region. Gain a better understanding about the mushrooms of northern California, hear some of the stories behind the book, and enjoy a selection of breathtaking photographs; from common edibles to rare and remarkable species.


Noah Siegel with a large polypore, probably a Ganoderma sp.


More information about LAMS events, including a biography of the speaker, is available on the Calendar page.


February 12, 2017 (Sunday) 33rd Annual Los Angeles Wild Mushroom Fair

This promises to be an outstanding Mushroom Fair.   More information about the Fair will be available soon.


You can now join LAMS or renew your current membership, using our convenient and secure PayPal online payment option.

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Created in January 2002.  Last update December 1, 2016.  Contact the webmaster.
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