The Minnesota Mycological Society (MMS) is an educational organization for the study of mushrooms and other fungi. Members work with professional mycologists to improve their mushroom identification skills, build the mycological collection at the University of Minnesota, educate the public about fungi and assist the Hennepin County Poison Center in mushroom identification. The MMS is governed by bylaws that define our structure and purpose.
The Society’s interests include:
- collecting and identifying wild mushrooms and other fungi
- cooking with wild mushrooms
- photographing mushrooms
- arts and crafts with fungi
Meetings & Forays
Meetings take place monthly during entire year, and twice a month during April, May (when it does not fall on Memorial Day), September and October. Presentations and workshops by invited professionals and members of the MMS are an important part of our educational work.
Forays are held from May to October. Meetings and forays are dedicated to learning and improving mushroom identification skills. A photo contest, a potluck dinner and a holiday celebration are the highlights at the close of the season. During winter, the MMS also hosts an annual awards banquet. The Minnesota Mycological Society is governed by a volunteer board, and depends on engaged members to remain active.
Check our Events page for up-to-date information on all meetings, forays and other activities.
Have you joined the MMS Yahoo Group? This is a great way to stay in touch between meetings, arrange car pools for forrays, or to share pictures and ask questions. (Please note that this group is for MMS members only. Visit the Membership page for information on joining the MMS.)
MMS on Facebook
“Like” the MMS on Facebook to stay up to date on last minute announcements and share pictures and stories.
Current MMS officers and board members are:
|Vice President||Kathy Yerich|
|Recording Secretary||Howard Goltz|
|Corresponding Secretary||Richard Pizarro|
|Member at Large||Michael Herrick|
|Member at Large||Keith Kleinschmidt|
|Membership Coordinator||John Lamprecht|
|NAMA Trustee||Peggy Laine|
|MMS Store Keeper||Delia Lam|
|Newsletter Editor||Ryan Franke|
|Foray Leader||Lee Moellerman|
|Collections & Vouchers||Adele Mehta|
|Past President||Barry Beck|
|General Counsel||Dick Thomson|
|Scientific Advisor||Dr. Peter Kennedy|
|Scientific Advisor||Dr. Tom Volk|
|MycoFlora Project Chair||Anna Gerenday|
|Photo Contest Coordinator||Howard Goltz|
|ID Committee Chair||Ron Spinosa|
|Program Committee Chair||Kathy Yerich|
|Activity and State Fair Chair||Michael Otis|