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

Mushroom ID clinics will start again in the Spring

The Monday night Hildegard Hendrickson ID Clinic at the Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH) in the Miller Library atrium will resume in the Spring of 2015. Watch here for details.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Apr 14, 2015 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

2015 PSMS Monthly Meeting - Steve Trudell

Steve Trudell, PSMS's scientific adviser, is a forest ecologist and itinerant educator who has been hunting, photographing, and learning about mushrooms for over 35 years. He is author of (and photographer for) Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest (with Joe Ammirati), Tricholomas of North America: A Mushroom Field Guide (with Alan Bessette, Arleen Bessette, and Bill Roody), and Mushrooms of the National Forests in Alaska (with Kate Mohatt). Steve has taught mycology, botany, and biology courses at the University of Washington, The Evergreen State College, and Bastyr University, as well as classes and workshops at many mushroom festivals, NAMA forays, and local mushroom club events. His particular interest is in understanding why there is such a tremendous diversity of mushroom-fungi and the roles that they play in forest carbon and nutrient cycling.

The arrival of spring is eagerly awaited by mushroom hunters. Time to get out the basket and head to the woods in search of morels and other fungal quarry. To help refresh your search images, Steve will present a pictorial review of a number of the Pacific Northwest's common spring-fruiting mushrooms.