Meetings for 2010-2011

Monday, October 18, 2010 7:45 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Kathie Hodge, Associate Professor, Director of Dept. of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Presentation: "Vegetable Wasps: Fungi that Kill Bugs"

Description: Kathie will be talking about mushrooms, moulds and morbid insects. She will show you pictures and talk lovingly about these hidden jewels. They are pretty awesome things including the noble genus Cordyceps, the grasshopper bane Metarhizium, and Roland Thaxter's early favourites, the Entomophthorales, which kill their hosts with subtle ballistosporic zeal! We'll take a tour through a whole variety of fungi that, up close, terrifying but beautiful. Join us for an informative and fun evening.


Monday, November 15, 2010 7:45 p.m.

Speaker: Walter Sturgeon, Mycologist from Ohio

Presentation: "Uncommon and/or Unusual Fleshy Fungi in Ontario"

Description: Walter will be showing us some fleshy fungi not common in most of Ontario, as well as some that are of interest or may be overlooked.


Monday, February 21, 2011 7:45 p.m.

Speaker: Jonathan Forbes, owner of Forbes Fine Foods

Presentation: Sustainable Foraging

Description: Jonathan will talk about sustainable foraging and about his business.


Monday, April 18, 2011 7:30 p.m.

Annual General Meeting for 2010-2011

Speaker: Michael Warnock, current MST Vice-President and owner of IDonsite, a mould sample analysis company.

Presentation: Mushrooms and Microscopes: Taking Your Identification Skills a Step Further

Description: Michael Warnock, Chairman of the Microscopy Committee, will discuss the basics of using a microscope to solve some of the common mushroom mysteries encountered in the MST. Although microscopes can seem intimidating, they are actually very simple instruments that are no more challenging to operate than many household appliances. Come out and enjoy a discussion (with pictures) of some of the small wonders that are collected on MST forays.