• Orange Jelly fungus (Dacrymyces palmatus); Presqu'ile Provincial Park; Brighton, Ontario
  • Hypholoma capnoides mushrooms; Presqu'ile Provincial Park; Brighton, Ontario
  • Amanita ceciliae mushrooms; Presqu'ile Provincial Park; Brighton, Ontario

The Mycological Society of Toronto is a non-profit, volunteer-managed association of amateur mycologists and others with an interest in wild mushrooms and other fungi, based in Toronto, Canada. Our goal is to stimulate public interest in and appreciation of fungi and their role in nature, and we encourage activities that explore the ecological role of fungi and support the conservation of wild mushrooms. Members' interests are wide ranging in areas related to fungi, including mushroom identification, photography, cooking and mushroom cultivation.

The MST organizes informal mushroom-gathering forays led by member volunteers to locations in Southern Ontario during the spring and fall mushroom seasons. Forays provide an opportunity for members to collect and study wild mushrooms and enjoy nature. During the winter, there are informative meetings with guest speakers presenting on topics associated with the field of mycology.

We encourage interest from the public, and non-members are welcome to attend a foray or a meeting. The MST is always seeking new members - please contact us with any questions.

Mycelium vol. 40 no. 3

Highlights of this issue of Mycelium include:

Cover of Mycelium vol. 40 no. 3
  • Mushroom Dinner – Spring 2014 by D. Frank
  • President's Report, 2014 by K. McAuslan
  • Mosquitoes Up – Bats Down by Mycelium editor C. de Boer
  • Mycological Heritage Revisited by C. de Boer and A. Steeves
  • A Note on Ticks… by C. de Boer
  • Recipe: Trout w/Roast Wild Mushrooms, Mushroom Syrup, Hazelnut Gremolata by V. Blow
  • Fungus Focus: Gymnoconia nitens and Arthuriomyces peckianus

Become a member of the MST to receive Mycelium by mail and download in PDF format.

Upcoming MST Events

September 19th, 2014

Cain Foray

September 24th, 2014

Course - Intro to ID (pre-registration/fee required)

September 27th, 2014

Durham Forest Foray

September 28th, 2014

Starkey Hills Foray

October 4th, 2014

Palgrave Foray

In Case of Mushroom Poisoning

Contact your local Poison Centre

The Ontario Regional Poison Information Centre in Toronto is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 416-813-5900 and 1-800-268-9017.

2014-15 Board Members

Recent photographs from Mycological Society of Toronto Members


James Reive

: Tippler's bane?


James Reive

: Collared earth star?


James Reive

: Straight branched coral? found on well rotted tree trunk -maybe hemlock


Ningsha Zhong and Le Shi

: 2014 Fall - Our First Foray at Midhurst/Barrie