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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.


We had a wonderful Mushroom Fair on Sunday, February 8 with hundreds in attendance, great presentations and over 80 species of local wild mushrooms on display.  Thank you to all the volunteers, presenters and vendors for all your hard work!


March 16 (Monday) 7:30 PM LAMS General Meeting

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

Speaker:  Langdon Cook, author, "The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America"

Program: "Tales from the Mushroom Trail."


Langdon Cook

Langdon Cook got on the mushroom trail and traveled from Northern California to the Yukon, following itinerant harvesters through the woods to learn their secrets. Meet the pickers, buyers, and chefs who make the free-wheeling wild mushroom economy the biggest all-cash business in North America. 

Langdon Cook is the author of The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America, winner of the 2014 Pacific Northwest Book Award, and Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager, which the Seattle Times called “lyrical, practical and quixotic.” His writing appears in numerous publications, and he has been profiled in Bon Appetit, Outside, Salon.com, and the PBS TV series Food Forward. Cook lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.

Mr. Cook will have copies of the "The Mushroom Hunters" for sale and author signing.


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