Contact PSMS

General Contact Info

Mailing Address:
The Puget Sound Mycological Society
U.W. Center for Urban Horticulture
Box 354115
Seattle, WA 98195

Physical Address: For driving directions and maps, please see the directions page.

The Puget Sound Mycological Society
U.W. Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98105


Mushroom Poisoning & ID

Poison Control Center

If you think you may be ill from eating mushrooms, call the Poison Control Center 1 800 222 1222. This is a national toll-free number - when calling it within Washington State , you will reach the Washington Poison Center. If you are out of state, you can still call 1 800 222 1222 but you will reach the poison center local to that calling area. For more information, see poisoning.

Mushroom Identification

If you would like help with mushroom identification, bring your mushrooms to our monthly meeting or ID Clinic, or email photos to

Please note that reliable identification by photo may not be possible. You are encouraged to email us to learn more about any mushrooms you find, but we recommend you don't eat anything that wasn't identified by us in person. Please send high quality, detailed photos of every part of the mushroom; for example, the top of the cap, underneath the cap, and the entirety of the stem.

ID Clinics

During the spring and fall mushroom seasons, identifiers from PSMS will be available for people to drop in with their mushroom findings and ask questions on Monday evenings at CUH. Literature will be available there for reference. For more information, see ID clinic.


Meeting Location & Directions

Our meetings and office (not staffed) are located at the Center for Urban Horticulture near the University Village shopping center and the University of Washington's athletic fields in Seattle.

Meetings are held at 7:30 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of every month except July, August and March (which is the month of our annual meeting and banquet). For information on our next meeting go to our monthly meetings page.

The Puget Sound Mycological Society
Center for Urban Horticulture, Univ. Washington
3501 NE 41st Street (Mary Gates Drive)
Seattle, WA 98195

Directions & Maps: For driving directions and maps, please see the directions page.

Community Outreach

For Community Outreach including media requests as well as requests for speakers from our group, please contact Marian Maxwell by email at or by phone at 425-235-8557.


For questions about membership or to change your contact information please contact

Newsletter Editor

For article submissions or other questions about our monthly newsletter, Spore Prints, please contact editor Agnes Sieger:


For website related questions or problems you may contact Jim Skerritt:

If You Suspect
a Poisoning

Contact a physician
or Washington Poison
Center: 1-800-222-1222

More Poison Info


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Annual Wild
Mushroom Show

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.

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