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CONNECTICUT VALLEY MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY (CVMS) was founded in 1975. It is a "Mushroom Club"... A club for those interested in mushrooms as food, a club for those interested in mushrooms and fungi for study, and a club for those who are interested in mushrooms as an art form. Whatever your interest might be, CVMS, with its many members with diverse interests, can help you increase your understanding and knowledge in your special avocation.
LEARN more about mushrooms, where to find them, their diversity of color and form. 

COLLECT mushrooms throughout the year under the guidance and supervision 
of competent amateur mycologists at regular field trips and forays.
IDENTIFY mushrooms by using field guide books (often available through the club at discount prices) or by taking notes at the regular forays where all collections are identified by the experienced identifiers.
EXCHANGE recipes, ideas and information. If you find some mushrooms while foraging on your own, bring them to one of the scheduled trips and you will receive assistance in identifying them.
RECEIVE our newsletter, the "Spore Print" regularly for information both entertaining and educational.
ENJOY the beauty of Connecticut State Parks. After a few months, you'll find that you can identify not only mushrooms, but mosses, ferns, trees, weeds, lichens, and many other forms of life... this is because of the broad interests of many of our members.
PHOTOGRAPH the beautiful and unusual mushrooms of Connecticut. Share them with other members during our indoor winter meeting.
BENEFIT from the workshops, lectures, field identification sessions, and the experience of our members.
BECOME aware of the delights and dangers of eating wild mushrooms.
DISPENSE with old wivesí tales. Discover how to safely collect mushrooms for the table.
WHATEVER your interest, let it mature and develop. Mycology is a strange science, the more you learn, the more you become aware of the questions you never thought to ask. Knowledge only seems to whet your thirst for more.
JOIN in the many activities of the club... workshops, forays, annual regional conferences, banquets, picnics, and fellowship! Get a Member Handbook.  Enjoy the Spore Print news letter every quarter.  But first, you must be a member.... simply fill out the application form and submit the annual dues. 
CONNECTICUT VALLEY MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY IS AFFILIATED WITH
 
The Northeast Mycological Federation (NEMF) North American Mycological Association (NAMA)
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YOU ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROPER IDENTIFICATION OF ANY MUSHROOMS THAT
YOU EAT! SOME MUSHROOMS ARE DEADLY POISONOUS AND CARELESSNESS CAN HAVE SERIOUS
CONSEQUENCES!
CVMS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE MISUSE OR MISIDENTIFICATION OF ANY MUSHROOMS.
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