Membership Benefits


By joining the Society you are helping and participating in a leading fungal Charity whose aims are to promote the study, science and conservation of fungi as widely as possible. You will also be joining a community of mycologists who will also share your interest and will give you support in your pursuit whether this is a professional career or a passionate interest.


The Society is able to offer a discount on the cost of its Journals to members of the Society.


All members receive a free copy of the electronic newsletter.


A substantial discount is available to members who attend Society conferences, forays and meetings.


By joining the Society and participating in its activities you will be contributing to wealth of knowledge available to National and International Organisations concerned with the conservation of fungi and helps fund expenses for BMS representatives to attend meetings of other organisations involved in conservation.


The Society has a library of over 1000 books kept at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew which can be borrowed without charge by members of the Society.


The Society awards small grants and bursaries to Society members to help them attend meetings, offset the cost of speakers at meetings and purchase small items of equipment for use in promoting mycology.

Recording Groups

There is a network of Recording groups around the country who are able to give support and encouragement to those starting to explore the varied aspects of the fungal kingdom.

Record database

Many of the records on the Fungal Records Database of Britain and Ireland (FRDBI) originated in Society forays and records from individual members. Athough the database is visible on the internet leaders of affiliated groups have special access to help and support to maximise the benefit to be gained from these records.


The Society has a storeĀ  of material that includes leaflets, posters, display panels which can be borrowed by Society members to help not only in traditional educational settings such as schools and universities but also in any public display or talks undertakend by Society members.