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.

Special Announcement

Scholarships available

We recently received the following message from a group based in Eugene, Oregon that offers courses on mushroom cultivation or environmental restoration. They are able to offer two scholarships and are inviting applications from anyone who is interested.

I am reaching out to your group and other mycological societies in the US and Canada to find people who are interested in mushroom cultivation or environmental restoration and would be in a position to make a positive impact on their community with the experience of attending a 5-Day hands-on seminar.

We are Fungi For The People, a non-profit research and education organization offering courses and workshops for home to small-business scale mushroom cultivation and environmental restoration.

Founded in 2011, our hands-on educational offerings have reached over 2,500 people from all over the world looking to gain skills and knowledge for working with fungi to grow food and promote ecological restoration.

Our mission is to meet people where they are, both economically and intellectually. We offer a broad range of courses and workshops throughout the year from our base in Eugene, Oregon and on visits to communities across the country, with the cost of attendance below the local minimum wage per course hour. Our courses are open to members of the public and we host attendees from many walks of life.

Recently we have secured an educational grant for offering 2 full scholarships in our long format 5-Day Mushroom Cultivation Design Course and 5-Day MycoRemediation Design Course.

We would be thankful if you could spread word of the opportunity to your group, if any member or acquaintances are interested in applying for the scholarship or attending our courses they can reach our staff at or visit for more information. Thank you for your time, and happy mushrooming!

Next foray:

Foray schedule for 2015 is not available yet

PHOTO CONTEST 2014 RESULTS - click on photos for higher resolution file. Click back button to return to this page.

First Prize - Frederick Fisher
Unknown puffball
  First Prize - Mike Godfrey

First Prize - Justin Robertson

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Second Prize - Karen Ryan
Chlorophyllum rachodes
  Second Prize - Mike Godfrey
  Second Prize - Frederick Fisher
Amanita muscaria
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Third Prize - Karen Ryan
Chlorophyllum rachodes
  Third Prize - Frederick Fisher
Sarcodon imbricatus
  Third Prize - Mike Godfrey
Market Stall
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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.