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, Jan. 11, 2022 - 7:00pm

Monthly Meeting

Larry Lee - "Mold - A Four Letter Word"

On January 11th we once again featured a long standing member of PSMS. Larry Lee who works as a professional in the field of Industrial Hygiene and owns his own business in that field presented on the topic of "Mold - A Four Letter Word". He discussed these under-appreciated fungi, their benefits, their potential health effects, and mythologies surrounding them. As he promised, here are the links from that lecture to references that he provided in his presentation along with two bonus links. These links are also posted in the Message Boards in the Member's area (requires Member's user name and password).

1. EPA Mold Remediation in Schools & Public Buildings

2. EPA Mold Course (a bonus reference)

3. Washington State Department of Health Mold FAQS

4. Washington State Department of Health - Got Mold?

5. Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments - NYC Dept. of Health