Mycology beats urology anyday  
Updated September 20, 2017
Quick Info
The Vancouver Mycological Society, based in Vancouver Canada, is a club devoted to the study of mushrooms and fungi.
To find out more, including how to join, ... click here
.:: Meetings ::.  .:: VMS Events ::. .:: Forays ::.

Regular Meetings
Held the 2nd Tuesday of every month
except January, July, & August
in the Floral Hall of
Van Dusen Botanical Garden
at 37th & Oak in Vancouver

Tue Oct 10   7:30 pm
Presentation: Member Kent Brothers on
  "Tooth Fungi of the Pacific Northwest".

Please remember to return library books.
There may NOT be a LOT of fungi in
any one place right now, but ...
remember the display table. :-)

Recent News

The BC government's Tech. Rept. 104 titled "Polypores of British Columbia",
written by former curator of the National Herbarium in Ottawa, Dr. Jim Ginns, was released in January and the PDF version is available FOR FREE here.

Click on a highlighted event name
for more details

Introduction to the World of Mushrooms
Wed Oct 11   7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

[cosponsored with the
Vancouver Botanical Garden Assoc]
Peggy Gunn Woodland Hall
Van Dusen Botanical Garden
Learn about fungi with VMS members Paul Kroeger & Sharmin Gamiet:

  • fungal ecology and importance in forest ecosystems
  • how to identify mushroom families based on physical macroscopic characteristics
  • species of special interest: edible & toxic
Freshly collected or dried specimens will be on display for viewing.
Members enjoy discounted rate of
$22.50 with VMS ID. REGISTER
on web page linked above.

Vancouver Mushroom Show
Sun Oct 22   10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Floral Hall
Van Dusen Botanical Garden
$3 per person; children under 12 free
Bring specimens for identification!

Richmond Mushroom Show
Sun Nov 5   11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Richmond Nature Park
11851 Westminster Highway,
just west of No. 5 Rd on the north side
Admission by donation
Bring specimens for identification!

These forays are NOT for food
but rather for education about fungi.
Collection is prohibited in parks.

Pacific Spirit Park
Sat Oct 21 10:00 am – 2:00? pm

Walk & talk about mushrooms led by
VMS member Terry Taylor for
VMS members only. No dogs please.
Meet at park centre on 16th Ave.

.:: Other Events ::.

Drew Simpson Celebration of Life
Sat Sep 23   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Scottish Cultural Centre
8886 Hudson St., Vancouver
Drew Simpson was a long-time member & past president of the VMS
who passed away in June.
Please RSVP to

Whistler Fungus Among Us Festival
Fri Oct 13 evening & Sat Oct 14 day

Miscellaneous Links
Mushroom Poisoning:

If you suspect a mushroom poisoning, contact a physician, your local hospital, or the Drug and Poison Information Center (604-682-5050 or 1-800-567-8911) at the BC Center for Disease Control.

Identification links: NAMA Newsletters VMS Manning Park Study 2004-2009:
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