Meetings for 2004-2005
Monday, October 18, 2004
Speaker: Dr. Greg Thorn, Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario
Subject: Mushrooms and Mushrooming in Costa Rica
Description: Related his mushrooming adventure and the fungi he collected during field work in Costa Rica.
Monday, November 22, 2004
Speaker: Professor Tom Volk, Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject: 'shrooms in da 'hood (Importance of Fungi in Urban and Suburban areas)
Description: Tom is a popular speaker at many amateur and professional mycological events throughout North America, including many NAMA and NEMF forays. He teaches courses on Mycology, Medical Mycology, Plant Biology, Plant-Microbe Interactions and Latin & Greek for Scientists. Besides dabbling in mushroom cultivation, he works on the genera Morchella, Hydnellum, Armillaria, and Laetiporus. Tom has conducted fungal biodiversity studies in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Alaska, and Israel. You can view his web site <http://TomVolkfungi.net> which has more than 1000 photos of fungi from all taxonomic groups.
Monday, February 21, 2005
Speaker: Nancy Ironside, Retired Physician, MST member from Orillia
Subject: Questions & Answers from 10 Years of Collecting
Description: Nancy shared with us many stories, the whys and wherefores, challenges, images and joys that have kept her enthralled in the monumental task of observing and recording the fungal species of two properties over the many years. Also, she provides the results of these labours for all to view on her wonderful web site. It contains detailed descriptions of her collections and many photos. Her site is at: http://mycology.couchconservatory.ca/default.asp
Monday, March 21, 2005
Speaker: Michael Warnock & Colleagues
Subject: A New Adventure : Slime Moulds
Description: The Myxomycetes (Slime Moulds) are a group of organisms often encountered on forays. They do appear in forms quite similar to fungi, and thus have been traditionally studied by mycologists. The MST Myxomycete Study Group put on a presentation to introduce these fascinating organisms, and displayed some of the species (20+) collected during the 2004 Cain Foray in September. A microscope was set up to view some of the previously dried species on wood background. This presentation was extremely well received by the members present.
Monday, April 18, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
Annual General Meeting for 2004-2005
Speaker: Walter Sturgeon, Mycologist
Subject: LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Interesting mushrooms and their substrates
Description: Walter Sturgeon, from Ohio, a renowned Mycologist, a prize-winning photographer and a master identifier who assisted us with the identification of species at our Cain Forays for over a number of years now, will be with us again to share more of his knowledge about fungi.