2021 Presenters, with links to their bios and related content:
- future -
January 20th - Gabriela D'Elia on the culture of Tropical or Sidereal astrology and fungi as symbols connected to those systems
- past -
December - Melissa Klotka's Mushroom Ketchup cooking demo + Holiday Party and WMS board elections
November - screening of the film, Psychedelia
October - Rose Tursi Fun and Fungal: Facts you didn't even know you didn't know about the world's most commonly eaten mushrooms!
September - This month's meeting occurred during Cable Northwoods event
August - Maria Pinto Dispatches from the African Diaspor(e)a
July - Dr. Patrick Leacock The Joy of Fungal Sex
June - William Padilla-Brown Everything Truffles: Science and Culture
May - Eugenia Bone Kitchen Mycology: Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook
April - Michael Zirpoli More about Morels
March - Dr. Britt Bunyard Amanita Identification Made Easy
February - Mariah Rogers Social Mycology, Community Science
January - Alan Bergo Mushroom Preservation with the Forager Chef
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All Zoom meetings start at 6:30 PM CST.
Third Thursday of Each Month
We get going with 30 minutes of collaborative identification of WMS member fungi observations as everyone joins the meeting. These will be from our 2020 & 2021 forays.
Virtual foray project links:
2021 WMS Virtual Foray
All WMS iNaturalist Projects
Our Blog on the Projects
A typical lecture runs from 7:00 - 7:45 PM concluding with Q&A from 7:45 - 8:00 PM
Presentations lengths will vary, however.
The Zoom address you need will be sent to WMS members by email. Be sure to watch for it & be sure your contact info with us is up-to-date!
Please don't hesitate to contact us with your questions or concerns. You can reach out using our contact form here or on our social media.
Whether it is making sure you can attend and enjoy our virtual meetings, or helping you find a ride to get to one of our in-person forays, we want to be sure all members have access.
Wisconsin Mycological Society (WMS) is dedicated to the study and enjoyment of mushrooms and other fungi throughout the state of Wisconsin. Education, safety, sustainability, community, and connecting with nature are our goals. We are affiliated with NAMA, along with our 2 other Wisconsin Clubs, the Madison Mycological Society and the Northwestern Wisconsin MycoEnthusiasts.
We do not ID mushrooms through this website.
If you are in need of an ID consider uploading quality photos and descriptions of your find to Mushroom Observer or iNaturalist including our projects or post in Wild Food Wisconsin or Mushroom Identification Group.
If You Suspect a Poisoning
If you suspect you have consumed a poisonous mushroom, contact a physician, the closest hospital ER, poison control center, or dial 911, depending on the severity of the reaction.
US Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222
The North American Mycological Association (NAMA) has information that may also be of help. Click here.