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Archive of Past MST Meetings

Meetings for 2006-2007

Monday, October 16, 2006 7:45 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Andrew S. Methven, Professor, Mycologist and Lichenologist, Department Chair of Biological Sciences, Eastern Illinois University

Presentation: "The genus Flammulina: There's more than one fungus among us"

Description: From the Flammulina Genus, Enoki-take is a popular edible mushroom that has been cultivated for centuries in Japan and marketed worldwide under that name. Dr. Methven enlighted us on other Flammulina species, based on past and ongoing research.


Monday, November 20, 2006 7:45 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Linda M. Kohn, Professor of Botany, Erindale Campus, University of Toronto: Past President (2000) of Mycological Society of America

Presentation: "The Secret Life of Fungi:"

Description: A peek at what some representative fungi are doing when they're not fruiting


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

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

Topic: "What's going on? - Fungi and Insects"

Description: Dr Hodge's research program focused on fungi that are pathogens of insects and their allies. We learned much from her insight into what these fungi do. One may even help us reduce the incidence of Malaria.


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

Speaker: Dr. Leonard J. Hutchison, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Forestry and Forest Environment, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Topic: "Mushrooms of the northern Rocky Mountains"

Description: Dr. Hutchison will examine various mushrooms found in specific ecological habitats and niches in the Rockies. If you missed NAMA's Alberta Foray this year, you will not want to miss this chance to expand your horizons.


Monday, APRIL 23, 2007

Annual General Meeting for 2006-2007

Special Presentation: "FUNGI IN FOCUS"

Topic: MST has many members who are not only passionate about mushrooms, but are also enthusiastic photographers. Some of our Foray leaders and amateur photographers have been invited to share their favourite photos from the past year.


Meetings for 2005-2006

Monday, October 17, 2005

Speaker: Dr. Andrus Voitk, Humber Natural History Society

Topic: The Wonderful Adventures of a Mycophile on the Rock

Description: A personal account of the exciting trials of pursuing the unique mycoflora of Newfoundland and Labrador, with a brief overview of that mycoflora, from a former MST member and amateur mycologist currently living in Newfoundland.


Monday, November 21, 2005

Speaker: John Plischke lll, a Prize-winning photographer

Topic: The Art and Science of Mushroom photography

Description: John Plischke lives in Pennsylvania and is the chair of NAMA'S Photography Committee, a member of its Education Committee, and a talented speaker on both mushrooms and photography. His presentation and amazing slides will cover both film and digital photography and include a 22-page handout.


Monday, February 20, 2006

Presentation: Fungal Delights: a journey through the familiar and unfamiliar

Description: This is a journey to delight the beginner and expert as we explore fungi and view them through woods and fields


Monday, March 20, 2006

Speaker: Anthony Wright, Newsletter Editor and Member of MST

Topic: Slides of Forest Fungi


Monday, April 24, 2006

Annual General Meeting for 2005-2006

Speaker: Vello Soots, President of MST

Topic: Fraternizing with Boletes

Description: "We should know our Boletes better," says our President. Do some prior preparation if you wish, but come prepared to learn from him and his photos how to recognize (and also admire) the ones we find around us here in Ontario as well as in some far away places.