South Sound Mushroom Club

Chanterelle season is coming...


The South Sound Mushroom Club is dedicated to the finding, identification, and eating of mushrooms. Our primary events are monthly meetings, forays (mushroom hunts) during mushroom seasons, weekend getaways, and participation in local mushroom-related events. You may join the club by paying annual membership dues at a club meeting, foray, or on our Join/renew SSMC page. Please see the Join/renew SSMC page for more information.

September 19th Club Meeting

Hericium Analysis Research Team (HART) presents our undergraduate research conducted at The Evergreen State College, comparing and contrasting the cultivation, extraction, and chemical analysis of the fungi Hericium erinaceus (lion’s mane) and its conifer loving cousin: Hericium abietis (bear’s head). Our hypothesis suggests that the vastly understudied H. abietis produces similar profiles of “erinacine” compounds as the commonly used medicinal fungus: H. erinaceus (lion’s mane). We specifically target Erinacine A in our analysis. This bioactive compound is confirmed in many studies as anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor; as well as particularly stimulating biosynthesis of Nerve Growth Factor, which aids in neuroprotection and neurogenesis. Join us and learn about how these fungi in your local ecosystems and supplement stores can improve neurological function and psycho-social wellbeing!

What’s new in the SSMC Sequencing World?

Sequencing continues to get cheaper and as it does and more mushrooms get sequenced with fascinating new discoveries. This creates a need to give mushrooms that one day will likely be given species status a temporary “Provisional” name. Read about that process here.

Next SSMC Meeting 

September 19th, 7pm Hericium Analysis Research Team (HART) Presentation

Capital Vision Church (1775 Yew Ave NE, Olympia, WA)

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