With over 1,000 members, PSMS is one of the largest mycological societies in North America. We welcome new members throughout the year, from the enthusiast to the experienced mycologist.
You may join on-line using PayPal (credit card), at a meeting, or with a mail-in application and a check. Current members may renew on-line using PayPal (credit card), at a meeting, or with a mail-in application and a check.
Annual memberships are:
Individual or family: $30
Full-time student: $20
Our membership year runs from July 1 through June 30th.
Benefits of Joining
Joining PSMS grants you membership in the largest mushroom group in the Pacific Northwest, and with 957 members at the end of December 2010, one of the largest clubs in North America. The benefits of membership include:
A seat in the monthly meetings which often have noted mycological speakers. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the months September through June, at 7:30 PM, in the Center for Urban Horticulture, which is located at 3501 NE 41st St. in Seattle (driving directions). You may come 20 minutes early to peruse a fine selection of nature books and field guides which are usually available or to bring in mushrooms you have found to be identified. There is a brief period of announcements and business which is followed by the presentation. Learn more about our meetings ›
*These meetings are open to the public with the exception of the March and December meetings which are members only.
Field guides, cookbooks and other materials sold at the meetings are generally discounted 10%.
Members of the Society may check out an assortment of books from a collection of over 100 volumes for personal study or research, plus video cassettes of many of the lectures during the last four years. Learn more about our library ›
A subscription to our newsletter which keeps us informed about speakers, locations of field trips, cooking recipes and other news of interest to PSMS members. Learn more about Spore Prints ›
A spot around the campfire at numerous outings held each Spring and Autumn where members meet in selected campgrounds in the Cascades or the Olympic Peninsula. The areas are chosen for likely edible mushroom activity and a Master Identifier is available to take the guess work out of your finds. Learn more about field trips ›
Free admission to the Fall Wild Mushroom Exhibit, usually held in October and one of the largest exhibits of fresh wild specimens in the country. Plus the opportunity to help put on this yearly extravaganza. Learn more about the show ›
An invitation to this dinner held in mid-March each year, which is a celebration of mushroomers and mushrooming. It is the occasion of our annual meeting, an occasion to honor the efforts of some of our members and the introduction of newly elected officers and board members. Learn more about the banquet ›
An invitation to register for these low cost classes offered each Fall. Taught by some of our Master Identifiers, they teach basic and advanced mushroom identification procedures. Learn more about our classes ›
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Our Wild Mushroom Exhibit is one of the largest and most complete in the United States. Over 200 varieties of wild mushrooms will be displayed, identified, and classified.Learn more