• 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.

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Mycelium vol. 41 no. 1

Highlights of this issue of Mycelium include:

Cover of Mycelium vol. 41 no. 1
  • Winter Mushrooming in the Alder Swamp II: Daldinia Childiae by J. Thornhill
  • Cain Foray 2014 Species List by P. Burchell and T. Wright
  • Flying Salt Shakers of Death by A. Macias
  • Fall Foray Report by D. Jenkins
  • Fungus Focus: Boletus Frostii

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

News

February 27th, 2015
Remembering Stella Tracy (1933-2015)
February 24th, 2015
March 16th Speaker Announced
February 18th, 2015
February 9th Meeting Video Available
February 2nd, 2015
NAMA Membership Contact Change
January 20th, 2015
2015 Cain Foray Dates Confirmed

Upcoming MST Events

March 16th, 2015

General Meeting

April 27th, 2015

Annual General Meeting

September 11th, 2015

Cain 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

Porkchop

Daniel de Pass

: One of the only pictures that has survived from my initial mycology photography. I always wondered if this "porkchop" mushroom was as edible as it looks. At least we can feast with our eyes.

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