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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Hildegard Hendrickson Free Public ID Clinic

Hildegard Hendrickson ID clinics begin Monday May 2nd from 4pm to 7pm at the Center for Urban Horticulture in Seattle. As of now, masking will be optional. The important thing to us is that you respect the choices other people make, even if they differ from your choices. Check back here before you come for rules updates and for the announcement of the end date. The end date will depend on how long the season is.

Click here for general info about the clinics.

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, June 14, 2022 - 7:30pm

Monthly Meeting

Finger Food Event

The membership meeting on June 14, 2022, will be "In-Person Only" (no ZOOM) at the Center for Urban Horticulture. Masks will be required for attendance. We will start letting people into the CUH meeting hall at about 7:00 pm.

This month we are switching things up a bit. To give people a chance to get to know each other, after a long bout of COVID restrictions, we will be having a "Finger Food" event with pre-purchased trays of light food items, wine, coffee, tea and soft drinks. To physically spread things out a bit, we will be opening up a couple of the side doors to the Meeting Hall and we are adding the Atrium space across the patio. Depending on turnout there also may be an introduction of PSMS Committee Chairs and perhaps a slide show featuring our local fungi. This will be a Members Only event.

There will be a charge of $5.00 per person and there will be sign-ups beginning May 27th on the PSMS Web Page at www.psms.org.

This should be a fun event so please Attend !!!