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2020 Fall Foray Schedule

Questions about forays? Find answers in the Help and FAQ section.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the foray start time.

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 often 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 foraydirector@myctor.org 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 foraydirector@myctor.org 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.

Does the MST provide transportation to forays?

The MST is unable to provide transportation to forays. Members are responsible for arranging their own transportation. Many members choose to car-pool to share costs. There is often an active car-pooling discussion in the Forays message board, available to members who are signed in to the website.

Can I attend a foray to try it out before I join?

Unfortunately the permits we have with the various properties which host our forays require the MST to provide insurance coverage for all foray attendees. Only MST members are covered by our group insurance policy, and so only only MST members in good standing can attend forays.

COVID-19 Restrictions at MST Forays

In order to safeguard the health of our members and our foray leader volunteers, the MST has put into place the following requirements at forays:

  1. The number of foray participants is strictly limited and pre-registration is required for every participant. Participants arriving at the foray who are not registered will not be allowed to attend the foray.
  2. To facilitate contact tracing, participants will be required to check in when they arrive at the foray, by visiting myctor.org/checkin.
  3. Participants are required to observe physical distancing of 2m (6ft) while gathering before foray departure and around the identification area after returning from the foray.
  4. Masks are strictly required while gathering before the foray and around the identification area after returning from the foray. Participants without masks will not be allowed to attend the foray. Masks must be correctly worn, covering the nose, mouth and chin.
  5. The MST wishes to be as inclusive as possible; participants that are unable to wear masks may join the foray. However, unmasked people may be asked not to participate in the group activity portions of the foray if social distancing is not possible (while gathering before the foray and around the identification area).
  6. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 at any point during the 14 days before the foray, we ask that you cancel your registration and not attend the foray.

Reports of foray participants who have acted in ways which put the health of other participants or volunteers at risk will be investigated according to the MST's Anti-Harassment Policy.

Foray Date Foray Leaders Location Notes and Driving Directions
1 September 12th
Saturday
9:45am — 1:00pm
I. Altmid
R. Schwarz
Palgrave
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Limited to 30 people. Registration in advance is required.
2 September 13th
Sunday
9:45am — 1:00pm
A. Cillero
D. Owens
G. Bouchard
Hodgson Tract
New location for 2020!
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This is a new location and mostly unexplored by the MST.

Limited to 30 people. Registration in advance is required.
3 September 19th
Saturday
9:45am — 1:00pm
S. Mazur
G. Bouchard
L. Huang
Midhurst
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Limited to 30 people. Registration in advance is required.
4 September 20th
Sunday
9:45am — 1:00pm
I. Altmid
G. Bouchard
L. Lebedeva
P. Smith
Nashville
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Limited to 30 people. Registration in advance is required.
5 September 26th
Saturday
9:45am — 1:00pm
R. Rabenda
S. Mihaylova
Hollidge Tract
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Limited to 30 people. Registration in advance is required.
6 September 27th
Sunday
9:45am — 1:00pm
S. Mazur
D. Owens
G. Bouchard
L. Lebedeva
P. Smith
P. Hargreaves
York Regional Forest
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Limited to 30 people. Registration in advance is required.

Updated September 28th, 2020

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