PSMS Events Update
We welcome our members back after our Summer break!
We are really looking forward to returning to our field trips this fall! The 2021 Fall field trips are posted in the members area. We are planning to start our in person ID clinics on October 4th on Monday evenings from 4-7pm. Our Annual Wild Mushroom show is planned for Oct 23rd Saturday (12-6) and 24th Sunday (10am -5pm) at North Seattle College. Please note that all PSMS events will require masks to be worn as well as proof of vaccination for all participants. We hope that by next year we can include children under 12 again since PSMS has always been a family friendly organization. Please check out our pages on this website for more information on our events. It has been a very dry spring and summer so we need some rain to cause the mushrooms to fruit! Keep your fingers crossed! It will be good to see all of you again!
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!