Meetings & Events

All regular MMS meetings are open to the public. Please feel free to attend, see what we are about and get to know us. All regular meetings are held at 7 pm in Green Hall, on the U of MN St. Paul campus.


MMS forays are guided events for the benefit of our members, the members of the North American Mycological Association (NAMA), and NAMA-affiliated mushroom clubs. All May (morel) forays are members only. Guests are welcome at summer and fall forays, but must sign a MMS Liability Waiver and pay a $10 fee to attend a foray. If you wish to attend a scheduled foray as a guest, contact Richard Pizarro, for more details. Members receive foray details through the MMS Newsletter and MMS email. Members and guests are encouraged to use the MMS Voucher Collection Slips to assist us in correctly identifying any mushrooms collected on the forays.

August 4 – September 10: 2017 Northwoods Mushroom Art Exhibit

This exhibit at the Northwoods Resort, near Cable WI is held in conjunction with the North American Mycological Association’s 2017 Northwoods Foray (see this event below). There is no cost to enter the exhibit.

August 26: MMS Foray

September 7-10: 2017 NAMA Northwoods Foray

Registration is already full for this event.  This annual event is attended by some 350 mushroom enthusiasts from across the U.S.A. For more information go to

September 11: MMS Meeting @ 7 pm – 110 Green Hall, U of M St. Paul

Jay Justice, an expert in Chanterelles and their relatives will address the MMS regarding new discoveries about the various species identified in the United States of these highly regarded mushrooms. Jay has given such talks at NAMA events and will be here on his way home to Arkansas after attending the Cable NAMA foray.

September 16: MMS Foray

September 23: MMS Foray

September 25: MMS Meeting @ 7 pm – 110 Green Hall, U of M St. Paul

ID Chairperson Ron Spinosa and other board members will assist in identifying mushrooms brought in by our members and guests. Assistance will also be provided to those wanting help with photo entries and details will be provided about our cooking demo in October.

October 6, 7 & 8: Mycelium Mysteries: A Women’s Mushroom Retreat

An event presented by Midwest Women’s Herbal at Camp Helen Brachman in Almond, WI. For all details and registration go to:
There will be workshops on wild mushroom gathering and identification, fungal ecology, mushroom medicine & nutrition, ethnomycology, women’s roles in the herstory of fungi, mushroom arts & crafts and more! In addtion to the main event, there will be a preconference workshop that will take place on Thursday October 5 and Friday October 6: Dyeing Fiber with Mushrooms with fiber artist Mary Scott.

October 7: MMS Foray

October 9: Mushroom Cooking Demo

Site and schedule TBD. This will be a member’s only event requiring pre-registration. Site, time frame, number of attendees, guest chef – all details are TBD so stay connected so you stay informed.

October 14: MMS Foray

October 23: MMS Meeting @ 7 pm – 110 Green Hall, U of M St. Paul

Last of the fall mushrooms ID session and help session for those wanting to get entries in to the photo contest. Photo entries are due October 31st and correct identification is a key component to successful entries. A break-out session will be staffed by our “experts” to help with ID and answer other questions. The “main meeting” will tie up all loose ends for any remaining fall mushrooms folks may bring in, and provide a summary of 2017 forays.