Next General Meeting - Monday, September 26, 2016.
Check the calendar for program updates.

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Field Trips
Field trips are announced via email to OMS members; a registration link will be included. Fall field trips may begin in September depending on the weather.

2016 Fall Mycocamp
Register online here.
Download a form and register via mail here.

2016 Fall Mushroom Show
It's that time of year again! Click the image below to learn more and download a flyer.

Upcoming Events

October 21, 2016 - October 23, 2016: OMS Fall Mycology Camp
October 24, 2016: ID Pre-Meeting & OMS General Meeting
October 30, 2016: 2016 Fall Mushroom Show
November 28, 2016: ID Pre-Meeting & OMS General Meeting

Mycorrhizal fungi, forming symbiotic associations with plants. Caution advised when consuming chanterelles; lookalikes, such as the Jack-O-Lantern (Omphalotus olearius), can cause illness. Golden chanterelle is one of the most recognized edible fungi found in Asia, Europe, N. America & Australia.

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.