April 2020 Updates

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Hello from the board!

Hey Madison Mycofriends! We hope you are staying happy and healthy in these strange times. I know all of us are trying to cope with this pandemic in many different ways. We hope you’ve been able to get outside for walks (with a healthy 6-foot distance from others) and enjoy some of the nicer weather we’ve been having. Have you spotted any spring mushrooms yet? Let us know! Share your photos on the Facebook group!

The truth is that, like everyone else, we have no idea when our next in-person meet up will be. We are following the guidelines put out by the state and are doing our part to help prevent the spread of COVID. That being said – we would love your input on what we can do in the coming weeks and months to continue to get you excited about mycology? Let us know by emailing us at mms-bod@googlegroups.com.

Thank you!

Book Club: Mycelium Running

We will be discussing Paul Stamets’ book, “Mycelium Running”. We have made a channel on MMS Slack for the called #book-club where members can discuss Part 1 of Mycelium Running. Discussion questions are here on our website!

Arboretum Mycoflora Project Workshop

Keep an eye out for future details about our Citizen Science events!

Foray Kits

We are really excited to share that we’ve put together foray kits! Each kit is $25. In each kit you will receive:

  • A copy of “Mushrooms in Your Pocket” from University of Iowa Press
  • A mesh bag with the MMS logo
  • A magnification loupe
  • A sharpie
  • Wax bags

If you’re interested in buying a foray kit we can ship or drop it off on your porch!


Become a member of the Madison Mycological Society or RENEW your membership. Membership is only $15/year, $10/year for students, or $25 for partners/families. The fee helps the Board fund forays, programming, and a special event or two for the members. Lifetime memberships are also available for $100! You can also fiscally sponsor a membership for another human. All of our Board members volunteer their time, so your contribution goes right back into MMS. Last year we had a whopping 135 active members — up from 60 the previous year. Our goal is not only to maintain that membership, but add an additional 50 members for 2020. So please — sign up or renew now and bring along a friend for next year’s ride. It’s only going to get better!

Become a Member/Renew Here

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