COMA is an educational and recreational group devoted to advancement of the science of mycology through public education, organized forays and field trips, publication, lectures, and nature study. Our activities encompass the fields of natural history, botany, taxonomy, culinary arts, photography, toxicology, microscopy, and more. The club actively promotes public education about mushrooms to prevent poisoning by toxic species.
Amateur mycology is fun for all ages. Your kids will love exploring the great outdoors, and will develop an appreciation of the natural world that will last a lifetime.
Clark Rogerson Foray
Held annually in late summer, the Clark Rogerson Foray is one of North America's premier amateur mycology events. Foray in the Berkshires' lush state parks, learn from professional mycologists, enjoy gourmet mycophagy, compete in a mushroom trivia contest and bid on anything that suits your fungal fancy at the mushroom tchotchke auction.