• 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. 4

Highlights of this issue of Mycelium include:

Cover of Mycelium vol. 40 no. 4
  • Chinatown Foray 2014 by C. Liberty
  • Cain Foray Post Mortem 2014 by J. Thornhill
  • Are Colourful Mushrooms More Often Poisonous? by D. A. White
  • Recipe: Mushroom Tofu Melody by H. Li
  • Mushrooms of Saurashtra University Campus by P. Mervana
  • Fungus Focus: Asterophora lycoperdoides
  • A Swedish Foray by C. De Boer

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

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

Hypholoma subla...

Mark Young

: Hypholoma sublateritium (Brick Top)

2014 06 28 - 22...

Chris Liberty

: Hygrocybe chlorophana; Wye Marsh; Midland, Sept. 2014

2014 09 15 - 22...

Chris Liberty

: Suillus sp.; Ferris Provincial Park; Campbellford, Sept. 2014

2014 09 14 - 22...

Chris Liberty

: Lepiota acutesquamosa; Petroglyphs Provincial Park, Sept. 2014