Next General Meeting - Monday, February 27, 2017.
Check the calendar for program updates.

OMS members may log in to view the latest Issue of MushRumors.
See Resources / Newsletters.

Field Trips
Field trips are announced via email to OMS members; a registration link will be included.

2017 Membership Renewal
Your 2017 Membership Renewal is due before December 31, 2016.
-Log in and then, click on MEMBER ACCOUNT.
-On the EDIT OMS MEMBERSHIP page, click on the Renew Membership link.
-Follow the steps from there to pay by debit or credit card, or by PayPal.

Members can also renew by mail, or in person at the November meeting. If you have questions, contact Eva Van Dyke, stuffneartabor [at] yahoo [dot] com, 503.502.0566.

Upcoming Events

January 19, 2017: OMS Board Meeting
January 23, 2017: OMS Survivors' Banquet
April 20, 2017: OMS Board Meeting
August 3, 2017: OMS Board Meeting
Lyophyllum decastes

A saprobic fungus, usually growing in dense clusters in disturbed soil, or occasionally growing alone or scattered. Commonly known as the fried chicken mushroom, this mushroom is an edible species of fungus in the Lyophyllaceae family.

OMS Scholarship Award Program for Graduate Students in Mycology

Contribute online to the new OMS Scholarship Fund!

Link to Scholarship Information and Application.

Read about the 2013-2015 OMS Scholarship Award Recipients.

Edible or Poisonous?

There is no quick and easy test that will separate edible from poisonous mushrooms. Identify each and every mushroom you collect, and only eat those whose identification you are absolutely sure of. When in doubt, throw it out. Seek medical assistance immediately if you suspect mushroom poisoning of any kind.

About the OMS

Founded in 1949, the Oregon Mycological Society is dedicated to:

  • studying, collecting and identifying fungi
  • educating members and the public about fungi
  • promoting health and safety in the gathering and consumption of fungi

OMS members share an interest in the study and identification of edible and non-edible mushrooms as well as other fungi-related pursuits such as cookery, cultivation, gardening and crafts. Fungi enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join.