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2019 Fall 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 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.

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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.

Foray Date Foray Leaders Location
1 August 18
Sunday
R. Rabenda York Regional Forest
2 August 24
Saturday
I. Altmid Eldred King Woodlands
3 August 25
Sunday
I. Altmid Midhurst
4 August 31
Saturday
D. White Dufferin Forest
5 September 1
Sunday
R. Kokron Copeland Forest
6 September 7
Saturday
D. White Palgrave
7 September 8
Sunday
J. Thornhill
K. Vatcher
York Regional Forest
8 September 14
Saturday
A. Cillero Starkey Hill Conservation Area
9 September 15
Sunday
R. Schwarz Hollidge Tract
10 September 21
Saturday
R. Kokron Copeland Forest
11 September 22
Sunday
I. Altmid Washago
New location for 2019!
12 September 28
Saturday
E. Pullan Hockley Valley
Difficult terrain
13 September 29
Sunday
E. Pullan Midhurst
14 October 5
Saturday
J. Thornhill
K. Vatcher
Eldred King Woodlands
15 October 6
Sunday
R. Kokron Copeland Forest
16 October 12
Saturday
D. White Palgrave
17 October 13
Sunday
I. Altmid Waubaushene
New location for 2019!
18 October 19
Saturday
A. Cillero
K. Vatcher
Starkey Hill Conservation Area
19 October 20
Sunday
A. Cillero
K. Vatcher
Dufferin Forest
20 October 26
Saturday
R. Kokron Midhurst
21 October 27
Sunday
A. Cillero
K. Vatcher
Hollidge Tract

Updated September 11th, 2019

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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