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If you like the thrill of the mushroom hunt, want to learn more about the fantastic world of fungi,
and want to help protect them, you’re in the right place.

Are you ready to get started creating observations that will be valuable to science? 

Our Programs



The Fungal Diversity Database builds critical knowledge about seasonality, distribution, and abundance of fungi and trains community scientists in how to scientifically document fungi. Everyone can contribute high quality observations to the FunDiS Diversity Databse on iNaturalist or Mushroom Observer. Help us turn hundreds of thousands of observations posted on these platforms into vetted databases that will be useful to scientists studying fungal diversity, the effects of climate change, and other impacts on distribution. Are you an experienced identifier who can provide feedback to database contributors about how to improve observation quality? The iNat database is up and running, and an MO counterpart is under development.
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Rare Fungi Challenges document rare and threatened fungi in various regions of North America. Our Rare Fungi Challenge promote observations of rare, threatened, or underdocumented fungal species. We currently have 3 Challenges running: the West Coast, Northeast, and Southeast of North America.

Start here.


You can help document fungal diversity by joining or starting a FUNDIS Local project.
You can register a project and post observations online using our protocols. You can contribute at whatever level suits you best, and advance at your own pace if you want to do more. 

Start or Join a project here. NEWS: FUNDIS Local Projects receive free sequencing grants for 2023! Instructions here


Join thousands of community scientists across North America. You’ll contribute to what we (amateurs at all levels and academic mycologists alike) know about the wonderful Kingdom Fungi. You’ll learn some fascinating perspectives about fungi and their role in ecosystems. You’ll see some crazy beautiful fungi - and likely some life forms you never thought were fungi. And you’ll know your contributions to fungal science are important.

About Fungal Diversity Survey

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

Fungal Diversity Survey
10385 Green Meadow Rd
Sebastopol, CA 95472