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.


July 10: MMS Foray and Picnic

This will be our first foray of the 2017 summer season and will include a picnic! This event replaces the MMS meeting that would normally be held on this day.


July 15: MMS Foray


July 22: Mushroom Identification / Food Safety Certification Class

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


July 29: MMS Foray


August 14: MMS Meeting @ 7 pm – 110 Green Hall, U of M St. Paul Campus

ID Chairperson Ron Spinosa and other board members will assist in identifying mushrooms brought in by our members and guests. Details will also be provided regarding the State Fair Display.

August 19: MMS Foray


August 26: MMS Foray


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.