Best way to find a mycologist?
posted 6 months ago
The standard advice for anyone interested in learning about hunting mushrooms, is to find a local mytologist for each area you move to. It's great advice and well worth following. The problem I have found is that there doesn't seem to be any clear method for finding these experienced individuals. I've moved quite a few times in the last decade or so and only once found an easy way to contact someone (in that particular case there was a local mushroom enthusiast group on meetup.com). I am really curious what methods others are using to locate local experts so that they can train to improve their identification abilities.
Location: Vilonia, Arkansas - Zone 7B/8A stoney, sandy loam soil pH 6.5