The Mycological Association of Washington, DC (MAW) is a nonprofit club of people interested in mushrooms, from absolute beginners to professional mycologists. Our events in DC, Maryland, and Virginia include monthly guest speakers, forays with expert identifiers, and members-only tasting events.
IN CASE OF MUSHROOM POISONING
In the DC Metro area, call the National Capital Poison Center: 1-800-222-1222.
The North American Mycological Association also offers a list of next steps and remedial actions.
Ticks are another important safety issue for mushroomers. Educate yourself on prevention, symptoms, and next steps.