If an unfamiliar pest has sprouted in your fungi culture, or if you want to identify a specific mushroom from a local hiking trail, you might feel overwhelmed about where to begin your search.
There are countless online resources to learn about all things mycology, but online mushroom communities and message boards may provide even more detailed support
Whether you’re looking to answer a mushroom-related question or want to build a network of virtual mycologists who are just as obsessed with mushroom culture as you are, here are a few great places to start:
Best for: Anyone interested in learning more about shrooms and the psychedelic experience
As their slogan “Magic Mushrooms Demystified” suggests, Shroomery has everything you need to know about psychedelic mushrooms.
Perhaps you want to learn the difference between psilocybin and psilocin, or maybe you would like to know more about what to expect your first time taking psychedelics. Whenever you have any questions regarding psychedelic or medicinal mushrooms, start with Shroomery.
Best for: Connecting with other mushroom lovers and general mushroom identification help
Reddit has always been one of our favorite places on the internet to get mushroom recommendations and answers while connecting with other people with similar interests.
Unlike many blogs that use sponsored content in their recommendation lists, Reddit recommendations are primarily from real people offering their genuine opinions. The Mycology subreddit is no exception and is filled with adorable pictures of backyard morels and mystery photos asking for help identifying types of mushrooms they’ve found.
The Mycology forum has explicit rules against posts that reference ingesting psychedelic and psilocybin mushrooms, so if you’re looking for a similar Reddit forum that allows this, the r/shrooms subreddit might be a better fit for you.
Best for: Beginner mushroom hunters, fans of mushroom-related crafts and art, general mushroom interest
This forum has a broad range of posts, including wild mushrooms found on hikes, pictures of DIY mushroom growing setups, and even mushroom crafts that members have made.
While there isn’t as much of a focus on identifying mushrooms, the group is sure to give you some positive encouragement and wonder at all of the pics you share from your next wild mushroom hunting hike.
Best for: Learning about mushrooms in art, with a bit of exploration of mushroom folklore and history
Cottagecore and Fairycore lovers, this one’s for you! Like the previous group on this list, the Mushroom Folklore Gallery is filled with positive encouragement and mutual appreciation for mushroom art, stories, and history.
With just a quick scroll through the feed, you’ll find inspiration for your next mushroom ceramic project, beautiful mushroom oil paintings, and countless gift ideas for all the mushroom lovers in your life.
While there are so many discord servers relating to mushrooms, here are a few good options to start with:
If you’ve never used discord before, creating an account is super simple, and you can find many free discord group options!
At Shroomer, we strive to provide you with educational resources on the rich history and science behind mushrooms and how they can enrich your life in countless ways.
While we don’t have a community-based element yet, our articles can be a great resource for learning more about the fantastic world of mushrooms! If this is your first time here, we recommend starting with our blog on functional mushrooms and mushroom anatomy.