Formerly North American Mycoflora Project (NAMP)

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Help us find and document rare, under-documented and potentially threatened fungi on the West Coast.
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What we do

We equip citizen and professional scientists with the tools to document the diversity and distribution of fungi across North America.

Why we do it

To increase awareness of the critical role of fungi in the health of our ecosystems and allow us to better protect them in a world of rapid climate change and habitat loss.

Who we're for 

We aim to engage all levels of mushroom lovers who want to contribute basic knowledge about fungal diversity and distribution.

Why Fungal Diversity Survey?

The word Mycoflora in our name had become a challenge. “Flora” is a term from botany - the study of plants. Fungi are their own kingdom - but as long as they get lumped in with plants they will not get the recognition, attention and protection they deserve. As an organization championing the special place of fungi in the world we needed to stand up for them - starting with our name. 

We’ve expanded our mission. Our focus used to be just sequencing and vouchering - rest assured, this has not changed. But there’s a greater opportunity out there. More people are sharing observations of fungi on citizen science platforms than ever before, but not all of them are of sufficient quality to be useful to scientists and conservationists. We’ve made it our goal to increase the number of high quality, identified observations of fungi in North America by training observers and providing identification. 
Find out more here.

Deep Funga Blog

Gabriela D'Elia - 21 January 2021

I met Daniel Winkler’s welcoming and witty character at my first Puget Sound Mycological Society’s (PSMS) all-member monthly meeting. He probably said a friendly hello on my way in and then made an...

Henry Beker - 17 December 2020

When we first started visiting North America many people we met told us that Hebeloma were rare in North America.  And when we researched foray reports we found very few records of Hebeloma, and...

Megan Scripps - 11 November 2020

Art has been a large part of my life as far back as childhood. I remember walking my suburban streets looking for odd bits of broken toys and bottle caps to glue together and bring home as...

About Fungal Diversity Survey

FunDiS is dedicated to a world in which the fungal kingdom is fully documented, understood, appreciated and protected.