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It's time to get ready for the fall season! See you at the next meeting on September 22. Check the calendar for details.

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.

Upcoming Events

September 18, 2014: OMS Board Meeting
September 22, 2014: OMS Mushroom Identification Pre-Meeting
September 22, 2014: OMS General Meeting
October 19, 2014: OMS Annual Fall Mushroom Show
Lycoperdon perlatum

Common woodland puffball in N. America, widely distributed, easily recognized, despite it's variable appearance. Grows on ground, helping separate it from Morganella pyriformis, which grows on wood. When young & fresh, it's covered with tiny spines, which often rub off by maturity, leaving little scars.

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 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.