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Mushroom SculpturesSCMS member Rosanne Hansen shows off her stunning mushroom sculptures.
SCMS Annual Fall Show Our annual show was Sunday October 26, 2014
Phaeolepiota AureaVarious cook books recommend the golden bootleg for its fine taste. Recent studies have shown that the fruit body contains traces of Hydrogen cyanide, which is known to be toxic to humans. Therefore the mushroom is no longer considered edible.
2014 ShowClub trustee Diann Mize examines the specimens at the 2014 SCMS show in Mukilteo.
SCMS was organized in late 1971 when Greta Wolff and others, sensing a need, called a meeting to see if the need was strong enough to justify an organization. More than 75 people came to the first meeting and it was agreed that a society in Snohomish County was justified. Greta, a newspaper columnist, was instrumental in organizing the society and became its first President. SCMS was incorporated as a non-profit educational organization and has so continued to the present. Its members are people who have shown an interest in mushrooms. Each person, by sharing his knowledge with others, has helped SCMS grow and build to where today it can give considerable help to the novice. SCMS also sponsored a book by member Gene Butler, keying out the genera of fungi. SCMS has developed several power point presentations which have become an important teaching aid during many of our meetings. We also have several NAMA power point presentations on mushrooms. A highlight each year is the Annual Fall Mushroom Show in October. At this time we collect many varieties of mushrooms in season and display them to the public. Persons who wish to join the Society may do so by coming to one of our meetings. Complete membership information can be found on the Membership page. Email us if you have any questions.