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2018 Spring Foray Schedule

All forays meet at 9:45 a.m. Please arrive early.

These forays will focus on collecting and identifying common mushrooms and other fungi, including some common edible species. Leaders will direct you to the foray location and help you with the identification of common species, but they are not necessarily experts.

We still need volunteers to lead and co-lead some forays. Without the help of the members these forays may not happen. You don't need experience or strong field identification skills, just a commitment to being present and keeping the foray organized. Please help! Email the foray director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know which forays you can help with.

MST members whose membership dues are up to date will also receive the foray schedule by email - check your spam or junk mail folders. The event calendar also lists forays.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Information on how to prepare for forays can be found on the Foray Etiquette and Preparation page.

Not seeing driving directions to the forays?

Driving directions are available to MST members who are signed in to the website.

If you can't remember your password, please click here to request a password reset. Enter the email address we have on record for your membership and you'll receive a link by email to reset your password (don't forget to check your spam or junk mail folder if you don't see the email).

MST members who joined prior to May 25th, 2018 may also sign in with their MST website username. If you have a username and can't remember it, please either sign in using your email address or click here to retrieve your username by email.

Please note that the MST does not provide transportation to the forays! Members are responsible for arranging their own transportation.

Foray Date Foray Leaders Location
1 May 5
Saturday
D. White Palgrave (Bolton Area)
2 May 6
Sunday
K. Vatcher
A. Cillero
Nashville (Kleinburg Area)
3 May 12
Saturday
K. Vatcher York Regional Forest (Porritt)
new location!
4 May 13
Sunday
E. Pullan Eldred King Woodlands
new location!
5 May 19
Saturday
J. Thornhill
D. White
CANCELLED
6 May 20
Sunday
R. Schwarz Hollidge Tract
new location!
7 May 26
Saturday
B. Kokron Hockley Valley
difficult terrain
8 May 27
Sunday
B. Kokron
K. Vatcher
Palgrave (Bolton Area)
9 May 30
Wednesday
P. Burchell
B. Kokron
Midhurst (Barrie Area)
10 June 2
Saturday
B. Kokron
K. Vatcher
Dufferin Forest Main Tract (Alliston Area)
11 June 3
Sunday
I. Altmid Eldred King Woodlands
12 June 9
Saturday
B. Kokron Midhurst (Barrie Area)
13 June 10
Sunday
B. Kokron
R. Schwarz
Copeland Forest

Updated May 1st.

Foray & Etiquette Notes

Our scheduled spring forays usually take place from early May to the beginning of June, and fall forays from early September to the end of October. The complete schedule of forays, with directions to meeting places, is emailed to members in April or August, and is available online on the foray schedule page.

All foray participants meet by 9:45 am, then head for the foray location. Forays end at about 12:30 — 1:30 pm or later, if you wish to stay for further identification of fungi. Forays are always held rain or shine. Since we may drive some distance from the meeting place to the foray location, please be on time to avoid the disappointment of missing the group. More detailed information is available on how to prepare for forays.

Please note that the MST does not provide transportation to the forays! Members are responsible for arranging their own transportation.

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