to The Wisconsin Mycological Society. Our web site is an ongoing work-in-progress.
Your contributions are welcome and very much needed. The Wisconsin Mycological
Society (WMS) is primarily an amateur organization dedicated to the study and
enjoyment of wild mushrooms and other fungi. Professionals in mycology and related
fields provide their support and expertise. While centered in southeastern Wisconsin,
membership ranges throughout the state and members travel far and wide in search
of spring, summer, and fall mushrooms. Out of state members are also welcome.
WMS members are mainly interested in learning how to collect and identify wild
edible and non-edible mushrooms and understanding which mushrooms are poisonous.
Numerous educational activities are available to teach beginners as well as more
advanced collectors various techniques for learning about wild fungi. An obvious
closely related and very popular topic is cooking and preservation of many different
mushrooms. A significant number of members are involved in mushroom/nature photography
and related artistic endeavors. Also of considerable interest is the home cultivation
of various mushroom species such as Shiitake, oyster Mushroom, Morels, and others.