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Mycena haematopus parasitized by Spinellus fusiger
Jack-O-Lantern
Elm Oyster Gills (Hypizygus ulmarius)
False Turkey Tail
Cyathus striatus
Tree Volvariella (Volvariella bomycina)
Angel Wings
Honey of a Morning
Armillaria mellea, Honey Mushroom
Entoloma arbortivum, Shrimp of the Woods
Galerina marginata
Tricholoma aurantium
Tricia varia
Coprinopsis lagopus
Chroogumphus ochraceus
Craterellus tubaeformis
Toad Stool
Zombie Ant (Ophiocordycepts sp.)
Honey Bear Tree
Mount Mushmore
Dodged a bullet!
Coprinopsis variegata
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Mycena haematopus parasitized by Spinellus fusiger
Mycena haematopus parasitized by Spinellus fusiger
Jack-O-Lantern
Jack-O-Lantern
Elm Oyster Gills (Hypizygus ulmarius)
Elm Oyster Gills (Hypizygus ulmarius)
False Turkey Tail
False Turkey Tail
Cyathus striatus
Cyathus striatus
Tree Volvariella (Volvariella bomycina)
Tree Volvariella (Volvariella bomycina)
Angel Wings
Angel Wings
Honey of a Morning
Honey of a Morning
Armillaria mellea, Honey Mushroom
Armillaria mellea, Honey Mushroom
Entoloma arbortivum, Shrimp of the Woods
Entoloma arbortivum, Shrimp of the Woods
Galerina marginata
Galerina marginata
Tricholoma aurantium
Tricholoma aurantium
Tricia varia
Tricia varia
Coprinopsis lagopus
Coprinopsis lagopus
Chroogumphus ochraceus
Chroogumphus ochraceus
Craterellus tubaeformis
Craterellus tubaeformis
Toad Stool
Toad Stool
Zombie Ant (Ophiocordycepts sp.)
Zombie Ant (Ophiocordycepts sp.)
Honey Bear Tree
Honey Bear Tree
Mount Mushmore
Mount Mushmore
Dodged a bullet!
Dodged a bullet!
Coprinopsis variegata
Coprinopsis variegata
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Winners from last year’s MMS Photo Contest
(see our Photo Galleries page for more contest winners from previous years)

Edible wild mushroom ID certification class

Registration is now open for one of our two mushroom ID certification classes. This class will be held on Friday, February 25, 2022 – noon to 5 pm. The MMS conducts two mushroom certification classes annually for edible mushroom foraging. This class covers early season species: Morels, Chanterelles, Black Trumpet, and Sulphur Shelf; and the second covers late season species: Lobster Fungus, Hedgehog, Hericium species, Giant Puffball, and Hen of the Woods. This certification is required to sell wild mushrooms to food establishments in Minnesota (see MDA’s wild mushroom foraging page for more info).

Space is limited to 50 attendees so get your registration in soon! To learn more and register online for the class, go to Certified Wild Mushroom Harvester (class I). Registration will close at the end of Friday, February 11, 2022.

If you are only interested in safely identifing common edible mushrooms for your own personal consumption, an MMS membership provides plenty of opportunities to learn at club forays, meetings, and other events.

Give MMS memberships for the holidays!

Need a special stocking stuffer for that fungi fanatic in your life? We got just the thing for you! You can now purchase a gift membership to the Minnesota Mycological Society, yesss! Even if your gift is unwrapped before Christmas (or after), this membership will not expire until the end of 2022.

The only thing to know is Santa sez one must be an adult age 18 or over to join the MMS. If you have someone younger in mind, just purchase a family membership for $25 for their parent or legal guardian. If that child has been good, the parent can join and add their minor children to the family membership you purchased. Memberships for an individual is $20 and just $15 for a student.

Okay! Ready to spread some mushroom cheer?

MMS Logo Merchandise

Purchase short and long sleeve tee-shirts, and sweatshirts with the MMS logo at the MMS online store.

Any items you buy can be shipped to you, or you can pick them up at the Threads & Inks store in Lakeville, MN. Make sure you order soon to get gift purchases in time for Christmas!

Call for Silent Auction Donations

The MMS Silent Auction/Raffle Committee is requesting and accepting donations for the next MMS Silent Auction to be held for one week, early February 2022. We invite everyone to participate in this event by donating and bidding on items for this MMS fundraiser. Like last year, this will be an online event. This format needs a lot of preparation, so early donations are much appreciated. For ideas on what to donate and how to donate for this event, please refer to the details here.

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