• 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 federally registered 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 and cultivation.

The MST organizes educational walks for members, led by volunteers to locations in Southern Ontario during the spring and fall mushroom seasons. Our walks 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 meeting. The MST is always seeking new members - please contact us with any questions.

In Case of Mushroom Poisoning

Contact your local Poison Centre

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

Find and Follow the MST at:

Mycelium vol. 48 no. 2

Highlights of this issue of Mycelium include:

  • Spring Foray Recap by Iza Altmid
  • Cain Foray
  • Chef's Table: On The Hunt For 'Treasures Of The Forest' by Daniel Clements
  • That's A Wrap For The Myco-Consortium Talks This Year by Dina Rashid
  • Tick Talk by Sarah Costa

Download the current issue of Mycelium in PDF format, or see all the available back issues.

Upcoming MST Walks and Forays

October 1st
Introduction to Field Identification
Welsh Tract 9:45am
Welcome to Mycology
Welsh Tract 12:00pm
October 2nd
Intermediate Field Identification
Midhurst 9:45am
Introduction to Field Identification
Midhurst 2:00pm
October 8th
Introduction to Field Identification
Eldred King Woodlands 9:45am
Welcome to Mycology
Eldred King Woodlands 12:00pm
October 15th
Intermediate Field Identification
Glen Major 9:45am
Welcome to Mycology
Glen Major 2:00pm
October 16th
Intermediate Field Identification
Copeland Forest 9:45am
Introduction to Field Identification
Copeland Forest 2:00pm

Board of Directors

President
Kevin McAuslan
Vice-President
Roman Rabenda
Editor
Oksana Hawrylak
Foray Director
Iza Altmid
Membership Director
Sheryl McKee
Program Director
Dina Rashid
Secretary
Pauli Cumming
Technical Director
Chris Liberty
Treasurer
Polina Tarasova

Volunteers

Education Committee Chair
Pat Burchell
Course Instructor
Kathy Vatcher
Assistant Foray Director
Vacant
Assistant Editor
D. Andrew White

Social Media Committee

Social Media Manager
Sarah Costa
Social Media Manager
Mikhail Honoridez

Upcoming MST Events

October 18th, 2022
Speaker: Loni Jean Ronnebaum
https://myctor.org/u8u
November 15th, 2022
Speaker: Diane Borsato
https://myctor.org/u8u
September 29th, 2023

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