The Colorado Mycological Society is a non-profit organization established in 1967 to
advance the understanding of, and to stimulate interest in, the field of mycology.

Due to the recent popularity of the Chihuly exhibit at the Denver Botanical Gardens, parking will be a challenge this summer. Please be patient when looking for parking. Here are a couple of suggestions;

  • Carpool if possible
  • Drop off your passengers prior to parking
  • If the parking garage is full, try the side streets
  • If you like to walk, park at Cheesman Park, 4 blocks west of the gardens and walk on over.

If you have your CMS membership card, it would be good to have it with you. We apologize for the inconvenience!!

37th Mushroom Fair
Guest Identifier: Dr Michael Kuo

Sunday August 17 from 12 pm until 5 pm in Mitchell Hall

The 37 Annual Mushroom Fair is approaching. On Sunday, August 17th, Mitchell Hall at the Denver Botanical Gardens will be transformed into an educational exhibit presented by CMS. From noon until 5pm, the public will be able to experience what CMS is all about: FUNGI!

The art and science of fungi will be on display. Mushrooms collected from our Rocky Mountain region will be identified, cataloged and presented in displays for everyone to enjoy and learn. Member crafts all incorporating fungi and ranging from papermaking to photography will be on display. Kids can experience fungi face painting and chalk drawing with member and guest artists. For more information visit the Fair page

Volunteer Note: This is our biggest event of the year. In order to make this wonderful event happen, we need volunteers. Please see Fair page for for information about how to volunteer.

We are meeting at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street. (Map)

Next foray:

The Schedule of forays for 2014 has been published. The first foray will be on June 14.

Schedule details: 2014 Foray Schedule

PHOTO CONTEST 2013 RESULTS - click on photos for higher resolution file. Click back button to return to this page.

First Prize - Mila Essam
Xerampelina campanella
  First Prize - Ikuko Lubow
Mycena pura

First Prize - Mike Essam
Parasola cap

artistic first   documentary 1   ag1
Second Prize - Dave Watson
Lycoperdon perlatum
  Second Prize - Ikuko Lubow
  Second Prize - Lee Gillman
Boletus harvest
artistic 2   documentary 2   artistic 2
Third Prize - Ikuko Lubow
Mycena pura
  Third Prize - Mila Essam
  Third Prize - John Bryce
artistic 3   documentary 3   anything goes 3



CMS Meetings:

  • Meetings are held on the second Monday night of each month, from March through October, at 7:30 PM. The doors open at 7:00. This year we are back at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street (Map). The meetings are in Mitchell Hall. There is no charge to get into the Botanic Gardens in the evening to attend a CMS meeting.

  • CMS meetings provide an informal opportunity to socialize and exchange information with others interested in mycology.

  • Each meeting features a lecture and/or slide presentation on mycology or a related subject.

  • Speakers include nationally known mycologists, outside specialists and knowledgeable members

  • Visitors & members are encouraged to bring the mushrooms they find to the meetings.

  • Knowledgeable members will be happy to help you identify the mushrooms you have found.

A Call for Volunteers for CMS — The Colorado Mycological Society depends on volunteers from the membership to deliver its services to the general membership. Many, if not most, of the volunteer positions do not require extensive knowledge of mycology. What they do require is enthusiasm and a willingness to devote a few hours each month to the position.

Although most of the committees currently have chairpersons assigned to them, there are still a few that require a chairperson. If you would like to volunteer for one of these "open" committee positions, contact Karen Ryan by phone at 303-355-5966 or by email).

If you would like to serve on a committee that is currently chaired or obtain more information about the activities of the committee, contact the chairperson directly.