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.


The Mycology Club meet on Wednesday's at the Royal Oak Senior Center (3500 Marais) beginning at 7:00 p.m. in November, January, February and March. The programs are free and preregistration is not required. Everyone is welcome.   

The February 21, 2018 meeting of the Mycology Club will feature a slide show by Mary Fredricks, who serves as mycologist for the RO Nature Society. She will discuss some of the many “mushrooms” in our area woods that do not have gills and may not have stems, including boletes, earthstars, bird’s nest fungi, and stinkhorns. This program was first presented in January, 2017, when technical problems made viewing difficult. Join us at 7:00 pm at the Senior Center

On March 7, 2018, Phil Tedeschi, a member of the board of the Michigan Mushroom Hunter’s Club and an advisor for Midwest American Mycological Information, will present a program on psychedelic mushrooms for the Mycology Club. Join us at 7:00 pm at the Senior Center

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.