April 2021 Updates!

Photo by Nick Olejniczak

Welcome back!

We are so very excited to be starting up again after our winter break! I hope you have all had a healthy and happy rest and are just as pumped as the board is for another year with the Madison Mycological Society. The board met earlier this year to talk about our goals and there is a link to a survey below to get some info from you about what you would like to see.

We are busy working on plans to safely get together for in-person forays. If you would like to get involved in any aspect of the planning we encourage you to get in touch with the board (madison.mycological.society@gmail.com).

Thank you so much for your continued support! Can’t wait to see you all soon. 

 — Daniella Echeverria, Board of Directors member

April Monthly Meeting

Madison Mycological Society/UW-Arboretum
Fungal Diversity Community Science Project
Tuesday, April 20th 6:00 – 7:00 pm  

Discover the exciting world of fungi! We’ll talk about the biology and ecology of fungi and tips for identifying the fungal diversity in our community. Learn how to participate in the project using photography and iNaturalist to document your observations. All participants are welcome.

Register here.

We want to hear from you!

Thank you so much for your continued support and interest in MMS membership and events! The board is committed to keeping our members and guests as safe as possible during the ongoing COVID pandemic, but is interested in exploring some potential in-person events. We would love to hear your ideas and comfort level with potential forays this season. 

Feel free to contact us directly at madison.mycological. society@gmail.com if you would like to give more in depth feedback or have any questions about this form. 

Link to survey

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! Send us an email at mms-bod@googlegroups.com


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