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Best way to find a mycologist?

 
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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.
 
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When I started out I contacted the University and asked if there was a mycology professor.
There was and when I called them, they put me in touch with a local group.
 
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The North American Mycological Society has a list of mycological clubs across the continent. Radical Mycology is developing a Mycelial Network of mycologists across the globe.

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Thank you both.
 
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You might try Facebook. Missouri has a very active group on it. Some other states probably do too.

There are a couple mycology  classified groups on Facebook too.

 
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