Mycology beats urology anyday  
Updated May 11, 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 June 13   7:30 pm
Presentation: TBD

Please remember to return library books.
And there may not be a lot of fungi in
any one place right now, but with 100
pairs of eyes we could have quite a
rich 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, has just been released and the PDF version is now available FOR FREE here.

No further VMS events planned yet
for this season except forays ⇒⇒⇒

.:: Other Events ::.

Edible and Toxic Mushroom Symposium (click for details)
Sat May 27   1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Beatty Biodiversity Museum at UBC

VMS members may attend for free
(otherwise $14) on presentation of
current membership card.

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

Bowen Island -- Sat May 13
Foray to & around Killarney Lake
   in Crippen Park on Bowen Island
11:00 am sailing from Horseshoe Bay
  (walk on)
Ferry Fare: $12.35 return adult
Parking: $10 for 6 hr / $14 for 12 hr
  in surface lot or parkade.
  If the ferry lots are full, it may
  take some time to find parking.
Hourly return sailings from 3:00 pm
except 7:00 pm

Clarence Schmok Foray *
Manning Park
Fri eve Sep 15 to Sun noon Sep 17

  • Two nights accommodation at the Last Resort in Manning Park
  • all meals from Friday supper through Sunday lunch
  • forays on Saturday
  • a presentation on some fungal topic at least one evening
  • Sunday morning show & tell

$150 for foray, meals, & lodging
 ($75 for limited # of kitchen assts), or
 $100 for foray & meals only.
Register at May 9 mtg,
  or by mail with cheque to
    Box 181 #101 1001 West Broadway
    Vancouver, BC Canada  V6H 4E4
  or by credit card or PayPal
    by email to

* Collection is allowed under a permit.
Specimens go to UBC Herbarium.

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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