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Mycological Society of Toronto Meetings

The MST organizes five informative meetings a year for our members, in October, November, February, March and April. Guest speakers are invited to give presentations on various topics associated with the field of mycology, usually illustrated with slides.

MST meetings are held in the Auditorium of the Toronto Botanical Garden, located at the southwest corner of Leslie St. and Lawrence Ave. East in TorontoFor General Meetings, meet by 7:45 pm unless indicated otherwise. Refreshments are served following meetings.

Members of the public are welcome as guests to attend one meeting prior to joining the Society.

MST members have access to videos of meeting speaker presentations after each meeting.

 

Meetings for 2017-2018

Monday, October 16, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Speaker: Pat Burchell, MST Education Committee Chair

Presentation: Mushroom Postage Stamps: from Canada and Around the World

Talk will include an exhibit of postage stamps from the Mycological Society of Toronto stamp collection.

Monday, November 20, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Speaker: Walter Sturgeon

Presentation: Macrofungi of the Appalachians 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 7:00 p.m.

MST Movie Night! Come and have some popcorn!

In Search of the Holey Veil

This video is based on a real-life treasure hunt and documentary of Taylor Lockwood's search for beautiful and exotic mushrooms.

It is centered on a three month trip to India, Nepal, China, and Thailand where he found many beautiful species that are now featured in this program.

Also included are trailers of other Taylor Lockwood videos as well as a short behind-the-scenes special on "How the 'Holey Veil' was made" and out-takes.

This video also employs Taylor's typical "artistic license" with illustrations, music, animations, and supporting scenes.

Program length: approx. 55 min.

Monday, March 19, 2018 7:00 p.m.

Speaker: Larry Millman

Presentation: The Psychro Ward

As with northern First Nations peoples, certain fungi have evolved ways to survive in cold conditions. In this presentation, Dr. Lawrence Millman will introduce you to these psychrophiles (psychrophile = cold adapted) and discuss the various ways they deal with temperatures that would dispatch other fungi to their Maker. As the subject is not studied a great deal by mycologists, some of this presentation will be speculative.

Monday, April 23, 2018 7:00 p.m.

The April 23rd meeting is the MST's Annual General Meeting. At the AGM, the business of the previous year is reviewed, resolutions for the upcoming year are decided, and MST members elect the incoming Board of Directors. All members have a voice and a vote - so if you're interested in influencing the activities and the future direction of the MST, please attend!


Updated April 9th, 2018

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