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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Latest PSMS News

PSMS to host the 2014 NAMA Foray

The Patrice Benson Memorial Foray
Camp Arnold in Eatonville, WA
October 9-12

More information

Spring is Coming

ID Clinics to Start on April 21

PSMS offers the Hildegard Hendrickson ID Clinic for identification of your wild mushrooms in the Glass Atrium at the Center for Urban Horticulture. One or more of our identifiers will be there to tell you the name of your wild mushroom collections, and answer your mushroom-related questions.

When: Mondays from 4-7pm starting on April 21, 2014
Where: Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH), 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 8 – 7:30pm – CUH

Members' Meeting

Dr. Denis Benjamin will present "The Art and Science of Mycophagy." Collecting and eating "wild" mushrooms is part of contemporary foraging and culinary chic. However, lore and urban legends still surround the edibility, nutritional value, and best ways to preserve and cook mushrooms. Denis will demystify the issues of mushroom edibility and cookery, and will clarify and describe ways to enjoy the bounty of field and forest.

Doors open at 6:30pm.

Saturday, April 19 - 9am

First Spring Field Trip

Find the details of the field trip in your printed copy of the April SporePrints or in the "Newsletter" section of the members' area of the website.

Saturday, May 10 - 9am

Field Trip - Free Camping

Camping is available at this field trip for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Find the details of the field trip in your printed copy of the April SporePrints or in the "Newsletter" section of the members' area of the website.