2018-2019 Season

October 2018 Meeting
Monday, October 15th at 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Else Vellinga, PhD from the University of Leiden, Netherlands
Program: "A Short and Subjective History of Mycology in California"

November 2018 Meeting
Monday, November 26th at 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Bob Cummings, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biological Sciences, Santa Barbara City College
Program: "The 10 Best, the 10 Worst, and the 10 Ugliest Mushrooms in Southern California"

December 2018 Meeting
Monday, December 17th at 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Alissa Allen, founder of Mycopigments
Program: "Mushrooms and Lichens for Dyes: Making rainbows from fungi"

January 2019 Meeting
Monday, January 21st at 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Noah Siegel
Program: "Under Pressure: Evolutionary Oddities in the Fungal World"

February 2019 Wild Mushroom Fair
Sunday, February 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Britt Bunyard, editor of Fungi Magazine
Program: "Edible, Dangerous, and Notable Wild Mushrooms of California"

March 2019 Meeting
Monday, March 18th at 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Alan Rockefeller
Program: "Hongos Insólitos de México"

April 2019 Meeting
Monday, April 15th at 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. M. Catherine Aime
Program: "Rusts Never Sleep"

May 2019 Meeting
Monday, May 20th at 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Albert Garcia-Romeu, PhD
Program: "Psilocybin and the Future of Mental Healthcare"
LAMS sponsors different types of events:


7:30 p.m. - The regular monthly meeting held on the third Monday of each month, except February, for the season October through May, at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Most meetings are free and open to the public.

6:00 p.m. - The beginner mushroom class held before each monthly meeting, in the same room as the regular monthly meeting. This class is restricted to current LAMS members.

Annual and Seasonal
  • The Annual Mushroom Fair held in February will be at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. This event is free after paying for admission to the Arboretum.
  • Mushroom forays held when conditions are right at various locations to gather, learn about, and identify wild mushrooms. These will be announced to current LAMS members first, and if there is space available, to the general public.
To start or renew your LAMS membership see our Membership page.