Mycology beats urology anyday  
Updated June 7, 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: Peter Wood on
"A Natural History of Stanley Park",
  with special attention to the forest,
  its plant life & fungi.

Please remember to return library books,
because you're not going to use them
over summer, now, are you?
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, has just been released and the PDF version is now available FOR FREE here.

No further VMS events this spring season, but note the fall foray ⇒⇒⇒

.:: Other Events ::.

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

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 June 13 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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