CVMS MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
Connecticut Valley Mycological Society is a non-profit
organization of amateur mycologists who are committed to the promotion
of scientific and educational activities related to fungi. Through membership
and attendance of weekly forays, you will increase your knowledge of local
and seasonal wild mushrooms.
Our members have varied interests in the field of mycology
including taxonomy, cultivation, medicinal uses of fungi, ecology, mycophagy
(the cooking and eating of mushrooms), and the practical uses of fungi.
Members receive three quarterly newsletters which include
national fungi news, personal member anecdotes and tales, recipes, fungi
poetry, photos, and announcements of events. Membership also includes invitations
to several great potluck events featuring many mushroom dishes and other
fantastic cooking. Members have access to the CVMS lending library, a wonderful
opportunity to preview fungi guides before personal purchase.
Membership fees are paid yearly, or there is
a one-time lifetime membership fee. CVMS is affiliated with North American
Mycological Association, and CVMS members may join NAMA at a discounted
New members note
The yearly schedule and handbook will be mailed to
you in April.
Membership for 2021 is still affected by COVID-19. CVMS has not committed
to holding outdoor forays until further notice, but is offering online
Zoom programs for paid members. Topics are mushroom and mycology based,
and varied. The online Zoom programs are NOT recorded by CVMS. If in-person
forays are scheduled later in the season, you will be notified by email.
Sporadic newsletters will also be emailed to paid members.
the membership application from here (pdf)
YOU ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE PROPER IDENTIFICATION OF ANY MUSHROOMS THAT
YOU EAT! SOME MUSHROOMS
ARE DEADLY POISONOUS AND CARELESSNESS CAN HAVE SERIOUS
CVMS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY
FOR THE MISUSE OR MISIDENTIFICATION OF ANY MUSHROOMS.