Here is our public event calendar!
2023 events have been added to the calendar below! Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for monthly updates!
If you have an event that you would like us to tell people about, please fill out this form: https://tinyurl.com/MMS-event-form
During the mushroom season (approximately May to October) Madison Mycological Society hosts forays every other week, with additional forays planned as people volunteer to organize them. Before joining us on forays, please review our bylaws for expectations about community interactions and our guidelines for ethical harvest for best practices in the field. The events schedule is liable to change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen factors. Please email the MMS Board of Directors (by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm that the foray is happening. We typically send out an email to our mailing list in the event that a foray is cancelled.
We are always looking for more people who would like to organize forays. A foray leader does not have to be an expert of mycology or edible fungi, just somebody who is responsible and excited to bring people together around mushrooms! Please refer to this document for more information on how to prepare to lead a foray and contact us if you’d like to organize one through MMS.
Although land acknowledgement is not nearly sufficient in addressing these issues and their history, we would like to acknowledge that the Madison Mycological Society was founded on and operates within the traditional and current homelands of the Ho Chunk people. Though the US government attempted to remove the Ho Chunk through coercive treaties and violent relocation campaigns, the nation persisted in fighting for their right to live with and protect their ancestral lands. We recognize and strive to combat the continuing white supremacy and colonialism in the fields of ecology, botany, and mycology, as well as the overwhelming culture of privilege and exclusion in outdoor recreation and education.