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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 is first available for members at our annual March Mushroom Madness meeting (the date, time, and location of the indoor meeting is announced in the Winter edition of the club newsletter) for attendees. It is not available at an earlier date in the current calendar year. If you do not attend the March Mushroom Madness meeting, the yearly schedule and handbook will be mailed to your provided address in early April, about three weeks before the first foray of the year. 

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