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PVMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.



The 2020 Fungi Kingdom University series of lectures has been canceled, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you registered, watch for a refund check in the mail sometime in the next couple of weeks.


We hope to be able to reschedule the same speakers for Spring 2021. We will put the slide show for Dianna's presentation on fungi evolution on the Education page in the near future.

Stay safe, everyone!

The Pioneer Valley Mycological Association is dedicated to enhancing the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the fungal kingdom by providing ongoing educational programming in the form of guided mushroom walks, lectures, newsletters, information on multi-day regional and national forays, and citizen science projects. Because fungi are integral components of complex ecosystems, we are committed to advocating for responsible and sustainable study and collection methods. We focus on, but are not limited to, the three counties of the Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts (Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden).

This site contains a variety of resources to help guide the amateur mycologist in the study of fungi common to our region. Explore these pages to learn about us and all of the educational opportunities we provide!

For a carefully curated collection of fungi photographs by PVMA's co-founder and chief mycologist, Dianna Smith, visit pvmafungikingdom.org or fungikingdom.net.