Welcome to PSMS!

We are an organization that encourages the research, education, cultivation, hunting, identification and the cooking of mushrooms. With over 1,200 members, PSMS
is one of the largest mycological societies in the country.

We share our knowledge about mushrooms through meetings, classes, workshops and field trips.

Please join us at a meeting or become a member today!

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Dear PSMS Members and foragers,

Due to the corona virus pandemic, we are asking that each of us work for the greater good by not going out of town to go mushrooming until both the shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted and the public lands are reopened for use. Your cooperation will help to slow the spread of the disease and will prevent unnecessary use of healthcare resources should anything unforeseen happen on an outing. Thank you so much for all your efforts and sacrifices in reducing the risks to yourselves and others.

Respectfully yours, The PSMS Board

For more information regarding public lands closures, please use the links below:


State Parks


PSMS Events and Activities Update

PSMS Members and fellow fungi enthusiasts,

As we continue to shelter in place for the month of May due to the virus concerns, our group activities such as in person general and board meetings, our Spring field trips, public Monday evening ID sessions, Bridle Trails Spring studies remain cancelled. Sadly, at this time we are also cancelling our Mushroom Maynia event. We urge you to remain positive and use this time to look for mushrooms on your walks around your neighborhood and study your identification books. We have an excellent suggested reading list here on our website! Just click on "Reading list" under the Education heading at the top of this page!

If you have children, please take this time to check out the Education section of the North American Mycological Association's (NAMA's) webpage. PSMS is an affiliate of this national group to which most of the mushroom societies in the US belong. NAMA's website has an excellent Education section with age specific lessons in mycology for K-12 students. Here is the link to that section.

Under our "Resources" heading at the top of this page you can click on "Links" which opens a page with other local mushroom societies' webpages, some links to online identification keys (practice your keys!!), as well as a list of other sites to explore that many of us have found to be very interesting and informative.

Our May General Meeting will be a Virtual Meeting with meeting access given as specified under the meeting description on the right hand side of this page. Information regarding future PSMS events will be posted to our webpages as situations unfold.

Thank you for bearing with us, as we continue to navigate unknown waters,

The PSMS Board of Trustees.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 7:30pm

Virtual Monthly Meeting

A Special Thank you to PSMS Member Daniel Winkler for his PNW Mushrooms and Cordyceps lecture last evening! Due to unforeseen circumstances, our planned program was not able to be presented. Daniel stepped in spur of the moment to save the day and gave a great lecture for the 200 people that had signed in. Thank you DANIEL!!

The PSMS Board of Trustees