About Us

About Us / Members

The Olympic Peninsula Mycological Society (OPMS) is a nonprofit  volunteer organization dedicated to learning about and enjoying wild mushrooms. It was originally founded in 1977 as the Jefferson County Mycological Society.

Now most members are from Jefferson and Clallam counties in Washington State, from Brinnon to Joyce,  with the highest concentration of membership from Sequim. The society is open to anyone.

OPMS holds six meetings during the year (March, April, May, September, October, November) to share knowledge of mycology. The meetings include hands-on identification of specimens that members bring to the meeting and discussions of current harvesting opportunities. Guest speakers are often invited to present a program of interest about mushrooms.

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month  from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, Sequim, WA 98382. Snacks welcome!

In addition to the six meetings, we conduct at least two non-local forays for wild mushrooms for its members each year. In the spring we go high into the Cascade Mountains in search of morels and other spring mushrooms. A second foray is in the fall to the Forks area for chanterelles, boletes and matsutake.

Current Board Members – 2019:

President  – Susan Moorehead

Vice President – Dick Sieger

Secretary – Nancy Humleker

Board of Directors – 2019

Mike McComb

Barbara Spofford

Lorna Leedy

Past Board Members – 2018:

Susan Moorehead
Dick Sieger
Michael McComb

Past Board Members – 2017:

Sue Chasen, President
Ed Hackie, Vice President
Martin Muschinske, Secretary, Website
Esther “Daisy” Holzman, Treasurer

Myco Mentors: Ray Harker, Dick Sieger, Chris Price, Art Thielman, Roger McGinnis & Martin Muschinske