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

Spring "Hildegard Hendrickson ID Clinics" are now over for the season!

Thank you to everyone who attended. We'll see you again in the fall!

Check out the *NEW* PSMS Blog!

Click here to read it.

Saturday Oct. 29 & Sunday Oct. 30 - Save the dates for our big fall show!

Bellevue College Cafeteria at 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA 98007. Abundant free parking and all of the exhibit will be under one roof on one level! Bellevue College is close to and is easily accessible from I-90 without a toll. Click here for more info.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday Sept. 13 - 7:30pm

PSMS Monthly Meeting

What does it MEAN?: mycorrhizas, mushrooms, and plants.

Doors open at 6:30 pm at the Center for Urban Horticulture.

In his recent book, Boundary Layer (Oregon State University Press, 2016), Kem Luther focuses on regions that lie between large, stable systems, showing how they develop their own rules and practice a logic that belongs to neither of the bounding systems. One of the in-between systems discussed in his book is the strange world of plant/fungal symbionts. In this slide talk, Kem overviews the science of mychorrhizal mushrooms and explores how research on mycorrhizas could shift our understanding of Pacific Northwest ecosystems.

Naturalist and writer Kem Luther moved from a home on Ontario's Grand River to the southern tip of Vancouver Island in 2004. While in Ontario, he was dean of Sheridan College's joint program in Communication, Culture, and Information Technology with the University of Toronto. Kem grew up in the Nebraska Sandhills, studied at Cornell, the University of Chicago (PhD) and University of Toronto (MSc), and has taught at Eastern Mennonite University, Sheridan College, York University, and the University of Toronto. For the last two decades he has focused on writing interpretive articles and books. He is the author of Cottonwood Roots, The Next Generation Gap, and Boundary Layer.