The Yakima Valley Mushroom Society is a nonprofit, volunteer supported organization founded to promote the understanding, enjoyment, cultivation, hunting, and identification of mushrooms and other fungi in a fun and welcoming environment. 

We share our knowledge about mushrooms through meetings, classes, workshops, community events, and field trips. People are encouraged to bring mushrooms to monthly meetings to share with the group and for help with identification.

Most members of the YVMS come from throughout the Yakima Valley, but several come from as far away as Cle Elum and Goldendale. The group meets at the Yakima Area Arboretum in Yakima, Washington unless otherwise noted. Currently, the YVMS has over 100 members and is growing monthly. 

Regular Meetings

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month in  February, March, April, May, June, September, October and November in the Jewett Interpretive Center at the Yakima Area Arboretum.

6:30 pm Identifier Available

7:00 pm General Meeting

Yakima Area Arboretum

Whenever possible detailed information on special events and meetings will be posted on the YVMS website Calendar.


The YVMS is a member supported organization and everyone is welcome to attend our regular meetings.

Welcome to our Organization