Welcome to PSMS!

We are an organization that encourages the research, education, cultivation, hunting, identification and the cooking of mushrooms. With over 2,400 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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The Puget Sound Mycological Society is an ALL volunteer non-profit organization. PSMS does not have ANY employees.

Fall 2023 "Hildegard Hendrickson ID Clinics" at CUH are done for the season!

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped out. See you in the spring!

PSMS Inclusivity Statement

For over fifty years, the Puget Sound Mycological Society (PSMS) has nurtured collaboration amongst its members for an understanding and appreciation of the wide diversity of mushroom species in the Pacific Northwest. We also depend on a diverse membership to support our mission to foster the understanding and appreciation of mycology as a hobby and a science. In recent months, as systematic inequality in U.S. society is revealed to a broader audience, it becomes clearer that inequality imposes barriers on marginalized groups to participation in a wide variety of activities. PSMS opposes all barriers that limit participation in mycology. PSMS and its board members support a more diverse, inclusive, and welcoming organization where all people, especially those who are underrepresented in our organization and society at large, can enjoy mushrooms and all of the activities associated with them. We realize this will be an on-going conversation and are looking to our members for suggestions on ways to increase diversity, inclusivity, and welcoming. Thank you as we join together to make this long-overdue journey toward systemic equality!

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2024 - 7:30pm

Monthly Meeting

Langdon Cook - Morels and Much More

Click here to join this meeting virtually.

The membership meeting on March 12, 2024, will be a "hybrid" meeting, both in-person at the Center for Urban Horticulture and virtual on Zoom. We will start letting people into the CUH meeting hall at about 7:00 pm and into the Zoom meeting at about 7:20 pm. The lecture will begin at approximately 7:30 pm. This meeting is actually our Annual Membership Meeting and will include the "Golden Mushroom Award" presentation for a Lifetime of Service, introduction of our Candidates for vacant Board Positions, and a fun and informative presentation by long time member and award winning author Langdon Cook !!! Please attend, be informed and prepare for the upcoming Spring Season.

Langdon's presentation is entitled "Morels and Much More: An Overview of Spring Foraging". This presentation will be a virtual field trip in search of local Spring bounty, featuring some of the Pacific Northwest's most prized wild edibles. Additionally Langdon will tell you where to find these elusive culinary ingredients and how to prepare them in delicious meals. Slides of plants and fungi in their habitat and in finished dishes will have you reaching for your boots, baskets and saute pans. Q & A and Book Signing will follow the presentation.

Langdon Cook is a writer, instructor, and lecturer on wild foods and the outdoors. His books include Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table (Ballantine, May 2017), a finalist for the Washington State Book Award, The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America, winner of the 2014 Pacific Northwest Book Award, and Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager, which The Seattle Times called "lyrical, practical and quixotic." Cook's work has been nominated for two James Beard Awards, a Society for Environmental Journalists award, and a Pushcart Prize. He has been profiled in Bon Appetit, WSJ magazine, Whole Living, and Salon.com, and his writing appears in numerous magazines, newspapers, and online journals, including National Geographic Travel, Outside, Eating Well, Gray's Sporting Journal, and Seattle Magazine, where he was a regular columnist for a decade. Cook lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.