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Welcome to The Susquehanna Valley Mycological Society

"The Apple is the fruit of the apple tree, Mushrooms are the fruit of the mycelium, and Spores are the fruit of mold!"

-Richard F. Progovitz

The Susquehanna Valley Mycological Society (S.V.M.S.) is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1992 by ten people in the south central New York State region who had a common interest in mushrooms. Over a decade later, our club is thriving and our membership fluctuates between seventy and ninety members each year.

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A Wealth of Knowledge

Most of our activities are in Broome and Tioga counties in New York, and Susquehanna county in Pennsylvania. S.V.M.S. is charter member of North America Mycological Association (N.A.M.A.) and Northeast Mycological Federation (N.E.M.F.). Both of these organizations are comprised of almost all of the Mycologists in the Western Hemisphere. We have a wealth of knowledge at our fingertips. You could have that also.

Look, Learn and Laugh

"If you are not finding mushrooms, you are not on your hands and knees"

-David Fischer
coauthor of "Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America and Mushrooms of Northeastern North America"

Join our club and walk the mycologically rich forests of New York and Pennsylvania with us. We have three to four annual forays from the spring through the fall each year. These forays offer you a chance to learn more about the local varieties of fungi and enjoy the company of fellow mushroom minded people.

Feel Right at Home

Our membership spans all knowledge levels, from the novice to the seasoned expert. You will not feel out of place, whatever your level of experience. Our members also come from a wide range of backgrounds. You will find that you have much in common with quite a few S.V.M.S. folks.


What's new
10/9/2018

Mushroom finds from Hammond foray posted

I have posted the find list for the fall foray. Does anyone haver one for Gil's foray? Find lists
8/22/2018

Photo Gallery fixed

I have fixed the problem that did not allow folks to view the old galleries.
6/29/2018

2018 Martin Foray Canceled for 2018

Due to unexpected events this foray is canceled for 2018.
3/16/2018

2018 SVMS Foray Dates Posted

Check out the 2018 foray dates.
10/5/2017

Web site Updates

The 2017 foray finds lists have been posted along with a new recipe site added.
8/2/2017

Hammond Foray Date Change

Because the Peck foray was announced for 9/23 we have changed the date of the Hammond (Fall) foray to Saturday 9/30.
7/17/2017

Foray finds lists Page

We have created a new page with PDFs of the mushrooms we have found on some of our forays. Check it out. Foray Mushroom Finds
4/21/2017

2016 Foray finds lists

Littlefeild foray Hammond Foray




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