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Next General Meeting - Tuesday. May 26 (due to Memorial Day). Check the calendar for updates.

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.

Coprinus comatus

This little guy is known as the Shaggy Mane. When young it is an excellent edible mushroom provided that it is eaten soon after being collected. It does not keep well because of the auto-digestion of its gills and cap.

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 Prior 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.