Welcome to OPMS ~
Olympic Peninsula Mycological Society
Welcome to the Olympic Peninsula Mycological Society (OPMS). We are made up of fungi enthusiasts of all types and experiences who share a common interest in the study of mushrooms.
If you are new to mushrooming hunting, we hope joining OPMS can give you the opportunity to learn about the numerous fungal species found in Western Washington. We are delighted to have you join us!
If you are an experienced “shroomer,” new to our area, or just new to the club, we welcome your knowledge and companionship!
We hope that as a member you will engage, involve, and immerse yourself in one or more of the activities and/or specific areas of interest and expertise of our mycology club. Hopefully you will find a part of it to which you feel connected, as the real purpose behind joining a club is to be part of it, not only to join it. When individual members share their knowledge, the club is enriched.
Visit this site often to stay updated on our 2017 Spring Season plans. We hope that the scheduled events will assist our membership to better understand the mycological legacy of the Olympic Peninsula and the Pacific Northwest.
Monthly meetings at the Gardiner Community Center will continue to offer all members the comaraderie that comes to people who share mutual interests. The workshops and events provide opportunities for new members to develop skills identifying mushrooms. For members who have been with us for a while, the programs presented by experts in the field will bring insight to the newest developments and techniques. The weekend forays to Camp Dudley and Forks offer enjoyable opportunities to understand the abundance and diversity of mushrooms in our region.
Everyone is invited to contribute to making this a most excellent mushroom club!