South Sound Mushroom Club
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.
Next SSMC Meeting
Virtual - 7:00 - 8:30 pm - Andy MacKinnon and Kem Luther present their new book Mushrooms of BC: A New Royal BC Museum Handbook
In September 2021, the Royal BC Museum (RBCM) released Mushrooms of BC, a new volume in its popular Handbook series. This is the third RBCM mushroom guide, after George Hardy's 1952 Some Mushrooms and Other Fungi of British Columbia and Robert Bandoni and Adam Szczawinski's 1964 (revised 1976) Guide to Common Mushrooms of British Columbia. In its 502 pages, the new RBCM Handbook describes and illustrates more than 350 species and mentions another 850 species. More than two dozen essays on a wide variety of BC mushroom-related topics are scattered throughout the book. This rollicking talk by the book's co-authors, which focuses on the "fun" in "fungi," reviews the reasons for producing a new BC mushroom guide, the process involved in producing it, and some of the recent developments in mycology that complicate the production of mushroom guides.