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.

Hildegard Hendrickson Free Public Mushroom ID Clinic

THERE WILL BE NO CLINIC on the holiday Mon. May 27th. Please check back here to see if we will be holding a clinic on Mon. June 3rd. Right now that is TBD. For more information about these clinics click here.

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, June 11, 2024 - 7:30pm-9:30pm

60th PSMS Survivor's Summer Social

Where: Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105

Cost: $10.00 per member

This is a MEMBERS ONLY event.

On Tuesday, June 11th, we will have our 60th Survivor's Social event. This will be hosted by the PSMS Board. We will provide light finger foods and sweets along with wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. (This is not a dinner.)

The Meeting Hall, Courtyard, and Atrium will be open. At this gathering we will introduce the PSMS Officers and Committee chairs that are present. So, if you would like to meet with them, this is a good opportunity to do so.

IN PERSON ONLY - There will be no Zoom recording of this event. Masks are optional. Doors will open at 7:00 PM. Check-in/admittance will be at the front desk.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required to attend.

Sign-ups will begin on June 1st and you will be receiving a special announcement in your e-mail if you are on the PSMS email list.

This is always a wonderful gathering being able to meet and socialize with other PSMS members. So, please join with us to celebrate last year and look forward to the next.

ONCE AGAIN, DON'T DELAY SPACE IS LIMITED.