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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Hildegard Hendrickson Free Public ID Clinic

Hildegard Hendrickson ID clinics begin Monday October 3rd from 4pm to 7pm at the Center for Urban Horticulture in Seattle. The end date will be determined during the season, so always check here before coming to make sure ID clinic is held that week.

Click here for general info about the clinics.

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, Oct. 11, 2022 - 7:00pm

Monthly Meeting

Click here to join this meeting virtually.

The membership meeting on October 11, 2022, will be both in-person at the Center for Urban Horticulture and virtual on Zoom. Please Note: This meeting will highlight our upcoming Annual Show which will occur on October 22 - 23. This is an opportunity to get involved in the Club's annual fund raiser. This also represents an opportunity to make new friends, learn more about mushrooms and to see what goes on behind the scenes in preparation for this annual event. Be a part of making the public aware of the wonders of mushrooms and fungi. As we did in September's meeting, we will begin letting people into the meeting hall at about 6:30. At about 7:00 our Show Chair-people will provide introductions and let you know how you can help, including picking up posters and cards advertising the event to the public.

October's Speaker will be Christian Schwarz. Christian Schwarz is a naturalist based in California, the land of milk (caps) and honey (mushrooms). He teaches Natural History of Fungi at UC Santa Cruz, and co-authored "Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast". He now spends his time photographing, teaching about, collecting, and researching macrofungi. Fungi satisfy his curiosity with their seemingly endless forms; from the grotesque to the bizarre to the sublime. Besides dabbling in mushroom taxonomy, he loves fish, plants, nudibranchs, moths, and dragonflies. He is passionate about community science, especially iNaturalist. He is a Research Associate at the Norris Center for Natural History at UCSC as well as the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden.

Please attend, pick up posters and enjoy the evening with Christian and your fellow members.