Friends of Fungi

Friends of Fungi Mycology Club promotes the understanding of, and an appreciation for, fungi in general and those fungi found in Tenhave Woods, Cummingston Park, and other local urban woods. This group is open to anyone who wants to learn more about fungi which includes mushrooms.

Nature Walks

There are monthly public walks from April through October. The walks are usually held on the 4th Saturday of the month.  For the walk schedule, please visit our Nature Walks Page.  The walks are free and preregistration is not required.


Meetings are held in November, January, February & March at the Royal Oak Senior Center beginning at 7:00 pm.  There is no preregistration or cost for these meetings.  Everyone is welcome.

The Nature Society and the Friends of Fungi will hold a joint session on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the Royal Oak Senior Center beginning at 7:30 pm this time only.  Most of us know very little about what mushrooms do in the environment. Tess Burzynski, founder of Fungi Freights and Environmental Studio, wants to change that.  As she says, “Fungi play a vital role in our environment, holding special relationships with soil and the overall ecosystem.”  In this presentation, she will uncover the diverse abilities fungi have and how they connect life on earth.

The Friends of Mycology Club will meet on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Royal Oak Senior Center beginning at 7:00 pmMary Fredricks, Nature Society mycologist. presents “What am I Looking At?: How to Use Guidebooks, Keys and Other Tools to Identify Mushrooms in the Woods and Elsewhere.” 

If you are interested in more information, please contact Mary Fredricks.


View some of the fungi photos taken by Mary Fredericks:

Reference Books

Mary has put together a List of Reference Books (PDF) that she uses to learn about and identify fungi. For a much more comprehensive list, visit the MykoWeb Website.