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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 rate.

New members note
The yearly schedule and handbook will be mailed to you in April.
PLEASE NOTE: 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.
Download the membership application from here (pdf)
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YOU ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROPER IDENTIFICATION OF ANY MUSHROOMS THAT
YOU EAT! SOME MUSHROOMS ARE DEADLY POISONOUS AND CARELESSNESS CAN HAVE SERIOUS
CONSEQUENCES!
CVMS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE MISUSE OR MISIDENTIFICATION OF ANY MUSHROOMS.
CVMS MEMBERS ONLY