Meetings for 2007-2008

Monday, October 15, 2007 7:45 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Jack Hay

Presentation: Shiitake Cultivation

Description: Dr. Hay has recently retired as Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Immunology, University of Toronto, and now grows Shiitake mushrooms at Moon River Bay on Georgian Bay.


Monday, November 19, 2007 7:45 p.m.

Speaker: David W. Fischer

Presentation: "Golden Chanterelles and One-eyed Aliens: Mushroom Evolution 101"

Description: We will consider the implications of some of the most remarkable aspects of mushroom evolution and examine some of the cool fungal organisms now at risk of extinction.

David Fischer is a nationally known expert on the ecology and identification of wild mushrooms. He is the co-author of "Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America" and "Mushrooms of Northeastern North America". His website, reveals not only 1046 mushroom photos of some 482 species, but also his passion for educating and entertaining everyone on the marvels and delights of wild mushrooms.


Monday, February 18, 2008 7:45 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. James Scott, Dept. of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Topic: Understanding Mushroom Poisonings: What all MST members need to know

Description: If you collect and eat a wild mushroom, are you really 100% sure it will not harm you? If you eat a poisonous one, will you recognize how dire the consequences may be if you wrongly identify a specimen, or delay seeking medical treatment? Dr. Scott will help ensure that we, as MST members have the vital knowledge we all need.


Monday, March 17, 2008 7:45 p.m.

Speaker: Lorraine Brown

Topic: Underground Relationships - Probing the Mysteries of Mycorrhizal Fungi

Description: Out-of-sight should not be out-of-mind. Our long-time club member from Leith explains what happens when a fungus holds hands with its tree partner.


Monday, April 21, 2008 7:30 p.m.

Annual General Meeting for 2007-2008

Presentation: MST in Newfoundland

Topic: You may have wondered why several MST members have traipsed off to Newfoundland in the fall mushroom season; this visual presentation will bring us all closer to some of their experiences and nature on the Rock.