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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.

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Ben Woo Memorial Foray 2018 - Friday October 19 thru Sunday October 21

The Puget Sound Mycological Society has decided to make the Ben Woo Memorial foray an annual event. This year's foray will be held the same location as the last 2 years. The facility is called Black Diamond Camp at Mt. Rainier and is located about 30 miles east of Enumclaw just off Route 410 near the Crystal Mountain ski area turn-off. It is surrounded by magnificent old growth forest with unlimited habitat easily within driving distance and mushrooms just outside your door. But there is no need to drive anywhere with plenty of forest to explore within walking distance of the lodge.

The cost of the event is $180/person. The package includes two nights' accommodations and 5 meals. This is a non-refundable registration fee. Friday night our presenters will be the extraordinarily gifted mycologist Noah Siegel plus author and culinary artist Langdon Cook. Saturday night's speaker will be PSMS's expert mushroom identifier and nice guy Danny Miller. In addition we will hear from the truffle whisperer Alana McGee. Saturday there will be organized full and half day forays.

Foray descriptions and sign-up sheets will be available Friday night after dinner. All-day forays will be provider a sack lunch and will be back by 3:00 pm so those folks can still enjoy the dinner. We will be offering several workshops. Sign up for individual workshops on-line when you register. All registrants must be PSMS members. Click here to register

SPRING "Hildegard Hendrickson ID Clinics" are FINISHED for the season!

See you in the fall! Click here for more info.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 - 7:30pm

PSMS Monthly Meeting

Change of Venue - THE MOUNTAINEERS - 7700 Sand Pt. Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115.

We are very excited to have David Arora as our speaker for the September 11th meeting and are delighted with the enthusiastic response to the Facebook announcement. Please note the following changes to accommodate the demand:

1) The meeting is being moved to the Seattle Mountaineers at 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle WA 98115.

2) Admission will be charged to ensure a larger venue so that as many as possible can attend. Tickets will be available Friday evening here on our website.

3) For quicker entry, please bring your confirmation and identification.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by these changes and very much look forward to seeing all who attend.

David Arora - Mushrooms Demythified

Doors open at 6:30 pm at THE MOUNTAINEERS. Come early and bring any mushrooms you want identified!

David's talk will center on myths surrounding mushrooms. Not the old "toads-make-mushrooms-poisonous-by-sitting-on-them" variety, but contemporary myths and misinformation spawned and reinforced by websites & online forums.

David draws on a lifetime of research and teaching as well as mushroom hunting experience around the world. In addition to authoring the well-known books "Mushrooms Demystified" and "All that the Rain Promises, and More", he has edited a special publication on ethnomycology for the journal Economic Botany and described various new species of mushrooms. In 2015 he was awarded the Gordon and Tina Wasson Award by the Mycological Society of America for "outstanding contributions to the field of mycology".