NEW: FUNDIS Southeast Rare Fungi Challenge Poster
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FUNDIS's third Rare Fungi Challenge debuted in August 2023 and will run December 2028 with the poster! A full scale booklet with species descriptions will be available soon.

Add your observations to iNaturalist  OR Mushroom Observer!

Help us find and document rare, threatened, or under-documented fungal species in the Southeast of North America. Scientists and conservationists need more data on these fungi in order to protect them. Your high quality observations can make a difference!

The Southeast Challenge Region:
17 States: DE, MD, DC, WV, VA, KY, TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, AR, OK, TX, LA, and FL

Participating is easy:
  1. Decide which of the target fungi might be growing in a habitat that you are planning to visit.
  2. Print out the booklet pages for the species you’re interested in and bring it long, or have it handy on your phone.
  3. If you think you’ve found one of the target fungi, follow the instructions in the booklet. Consider emailing us at info@fundis.org to let us know, and to ask any questions.
  4. We are also very interested in other fungi that you might find in these habitats. Consider joining the FUNDIS Biodiversity Database on iNaturalist and adding your observations to the project. Instructions are here, if you’re unsure how to do this.
  5. Please get a collecting permit if you’re thinking of visiting an area where collecting is restricted. More information can be found here.

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