The Susquehanna Valley Mycological Society, lets collect mushrooms

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.

What's New

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

Martin Foray

Update: Event CANCELED
The July 25th Martin foray is canceled, we will inform the membership about other 2020 events as the year progresses. Please do not visit the location. The property is closed.

Morel Foray

Update: Event CANCELED
The May 16th Morel foray is canceled, we will inform the membership about other 2020 events as the year progresses.

SVMS Event at Waterman Center

Update: Event CANCELED, we will reschedule ASAP We are doing another event at the Waterman Center. Date Saturday March 21st 10:30-12:30. Their web site with directions.
Short Description: You've gathered wild mushrooms. Your basket is overflowing…what now? Join us as we review choice edibles that can be found locally. Come and learn how to gather and prepare fungi in the forest before you get them home. Learn methods of preserving mushrooms by dehydration, freezing or pickling. Learn how to cook fungi at home. Sample dishes made from dried, frozen and/or pickled wild mushrooms. Recipes will be available for you to take home.

2020 Foray Dates are Out!

Check out the 2020 SVMS foray dates. Also some dates for other major forays. Foray Page

Event at Waterman Center

On Nov 16 (10:30 - 1:30) SVMS is having a mushroom identification/discussion presentation at the Waterman Center. Check out the Flier. Update: Here is a Resource list to help with mushroom identification. Thanks Itsie!

Hammond Foray Map Updated

Hammond foray map has been updated to be more user freindly. See the map link on the Foray Page.

Misssing Newsletters Restored

A few more archived newsletters have been restored in the members only area. Still looking for someone whe has a copy of 2013 and 2015. Contact Clay. Newsletter Archives

2019 Foray dates

Check out the 2019 SVMS foray dates. Foray Page

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

Web site Updates

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

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S.V.M.S. 67 Spencer Rd., Owego, NY 13827-2426