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

Fall 2021 "Hildegard Hendrickson ID Clinics" are done for the season!

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped out. See you in the spring!

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, Dec. 14, 2021 - 7:00pm

Members ONLY Meeting (No Zoom)

Requires Pre-registration ($5/Member)


In line with the mandates provided by the University of Washington and the State of Washington, masks will be required and by vote of the PSMS Board, proof of Vaccination will also be required. This applies to all attendees, including children. Please bring your vaccination card or a picture of your vaccination card.

Our December meeting will be on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at 7:30 pm at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle. Doors open at 7:00pm. The December Meeting is traditionally a Members Only event with a Potluck to make it special. This year due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place (no food or drinks allowed) we are going to switch things up a bit and feature a 1 hour special Fungi Adventure Video "In Search of the Holey Veil" created and produced by the renowned Taylor Lockwood. Taylor has agreed to allow us to share this video at our Meeting. In addition to our Movie Night we will be having Door Prizes, hosting a Silent Auction and passing out Courtesy Gifts at the end of the evening with our Best Wishes for a great Holiday Season!

More about the Silent Auction:

We would like willing members to bring Fungi, Mushroom and/or Outdoor Recreation items that are in Good to New shape for Auction at this event. The proceeds from this auction will be added to the Ben Woo Scholarship Fund. This fund has provided scholarships largely to Students, Teachers and Academics who are active in furthering the study of and education about fungi, ideally in the Pacific Northwest. Besides funding scholarships a Silent Auction is just fun to do and provides us with an activity that gets us up and out of our seats and talking with one another. If possible, those who elect to bring auction items can come to the meeting from 6:30-7:00pm so that we can label and stage these items on the tables at the north end of the Hall. Any items that are not bid on will be returned to the original owner. For those bidding on auction items please pay in cash or check made out to Puget Sound Mycological Society.