Mycology beats urology anyday  
Updated April 28, 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 May 9   7:30 pm
AGM & election of board of directors
Presenter: To be announced

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. :-)

Late-Breaking 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 ::.

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

Galiano Island -- Sat May 6
All-day foray to Bluffs Park

Check here after 6:00 am on the day
  of the foray for a Go/Cancel decision
  based on the weather.

08:35 sailing from Tsawassen (walk on)
  Ferries are extremely busy,
  so be at terminal by 07:15

17:40 return sailing

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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