Welcome to The Susquehanna Valley Mycological Society
"The Apple is the fruit of the apple tree,
Mushrooms are the fruit of the mycelium,
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Hammond Foray Map Updated
Hammond foray map has been updated to be more user freindly. See the map link on the
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.
2019 Foray dates
Check out the 2019 SVMS foray dates.
Mushroom finds from Hammond foray posted
I have posted the find list for the fall foray. Does anyone haver one for Gil's foray?
Web site Updates
The 2017 foray finds lists have been posted
along with a new recipe site added.
S.V.M.S. 67 Spencer Rd., Owego, NY 13827-2426
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