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.

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 with Chef Wyatt Evans @ Heirloom Kitchen, St. Paul

Members only RSVP event limited to 80 attendees. This event is now full.

October 14: MMS Foray

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

Slime Molds and Photo Contest ID Help. ID Chair Ron Spinosa will give a presentation on the fascinating slime molds. While no longer included in the Fungal Kingdom, they are of great interest because we see them often in the field. Special assistance will be available for those needing help with identification for photos you wish to enter in our contest. Deadline for contest entries is 10/31/17. See full contest rules on page 10 of the October newsletter.

November 13: Potluck @ 7 pm – Continuing Education and Conference Center, U of M St. Paul

This is a members only event. Agenda – Officer Elections, Golden Chanterelle nominations, Potluck. Only six specific wild mushrooms are allowed, but non-mushroom dishes are welcome, as well as store-purchased mushrooms. Recipes and/or ingredients lists are required for each homemade dish. See page 5 of the October newsletter for further details.

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

Photo Contest Judging and Holiday Celebration. This is an open meeting, but only current members will be allowed to judge the photos. This is a great learning opportunity whether you take pictures or not. We will also have treats and perhaps some other surprises. See page 10 for Photo Contest rules.