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 member 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. Members and guests should use the MMS Voucher Collection Slips to assist us in correctly identifying any mushrooms collected on the forays. Foray schedules are not published online, but members will receive foray schedules through the MMS Newsletter and MMS email.


May 8: MMS Meeting. 7 pm. 110 Green Hall. U of M St. Paul Campus

Lauren Cline, postdoctoral associate, will talk about her current research investigating the impact of atmospheric nitrogen deposition of forest fungal communities in Minnesota. Using the U of MN Bell Museum plant and fungal collections,  her talk will focus on “Fungal-plant responses to anthropogenic N deposition: a historical perspective.”


May 22: MMS Meeting. 7 pm. 110 Green Hall. U of M St. Paul Campus

MMS scholarship winners and U of MN grad students Eric Otto and Feng Jin Liew will report on their research. Eric will  report on Heterobasidion irregulare, a new invasive pathogen in our area, and will discuss his research to determine the  distribution of this pathogen in MN. Feng will report on his efforts to use fungal mycelia for low cost biofiltration to capture methane. Following these reports we will provide ID assistance for any spring mushrooms our members have brought in.


June 12: MMS Meeting. 7 pm. 110 Green Hall. U of M St. Paul Campus

Late Spring Mushrooms. This meeting will be totally dedicated to a more thorough identification of any late spring fungi  that you have brought in and a preview of what mushrooms we can expect to find in the transition from spring to summer, along with some of the unique hazards/challenges faced by the summer forager.


July 22: Mushroom Identification / Food Safety Certification Class

See details and registration form: Mushroom ID / Food Safety Class – July 2017


Call for Entries:  2017 Northwoods Mushroom Art Exhibit

This exhibit is held in conjunction with the North American Mycological Association’s 2017 Northwoods Foray held September 7-10, 2017 attended by 350 mushroom enthusiasts from across the U.S.A.   The “Northwoods Resort” golf/fishing venue also hosts several thousand visitors in August and September.  There is no cost to enter the exhibit and your work may be for sale at your option.  Digital images of your artwork will be juried for inclusion by members of the Minnesota Mycological Society.

Exhibit Dates:  4 August – 10 September 2017

Location:  Northwoods Resort, near Cable WI

Sponsor:  Minnesota Mycological Society

Artwork:  Botanical artists are invited to enter up to 3 original, two-dimensional paintings or drawings that reflect the rich tradition of botanical art and adhere to the high standards of botanical accuracy and skilled use of media.  Artwork is limited to two-dimensional original botanical art where the primary subject matter is/are mushroom(s).  Digital or photographic artwork will not be accepted.

Entry form and Images Due:  No later than Monday 17 July 2017

To receive a copy of the Call for Entry, Instructions & Entry Form contact Howard Goltz, Exhibit Facilitator at: or call 952-944-5341.