NAMP aims to engage people fascinated by fungi and give them the tools to do useful citizen science to document the distribution and biodiversity of the Kingdom Fungi in North America.

We work in collaboration with professional mycologists to document fungi in the field, identify them using DNA sequencing, and preserve valuable specimens for future scientific study.

This work adds to the foundation of knowledge essential for conserving threatened species, understanding ecosystem function, as well as discovering new species for drugs and foods and for remediating pollution.

Explore the links on this page to learn about the details of the project, and when you are ready, join an existing project or start your own local survey!

Learn About Documenting Mushrooms

Watch this introductory video produced by the Illinois Mycological Society to learn more about the goals of the project and how you can participate. 

"Citizen Science happens when everyone becomes involved, mushroom hunters, volunteers, photographers, students, and scientists. Local mycoflora projects are growing across North America. Together we can build up knowledge on the diversity and distribution of our fungi."

Join a Project Near You ... or Start One!

 165 Registered Projects ... and counting

Platform Independent

As a part of the North American Mycoflora Project, you will be able to continue to use the observational reporting platform of your choice, provided they offer online electronic data access. Most participants utilize Mushroom Observer or iNaturalist as their primary data repositories. While you can continue to post images to sites like Facebook and Flickr, they cannot serve as your primary data repository for this project.  Other important data repositories we work with include BOLD, MyCoPortal, NCBI's GenBank, and MycoMap.

Donate to the North American Mycoflora Project

Your donation to the North American Mycoflora Project will help to provide DNA sequences for specimens from underserved regions and taxonomic groups. 

About North American Mycoflora Project

NAMP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization expanding the continent-wide community of volunteer citizen scientists and professional mycologists who are documenting the distribution and biodiversity of North American mushrooms and fungi.

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