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How to Register for a Walk or Foray

Most MST walks and forays are limited to a certain maximum number of people. We choose that number based on the type of walk or foray, the number of volunteers we have, available parking space and other factors.

Walks and forays which require registration will be clearly marked on the Current Walks and Forays page. For 2022, this will be all walks and forays.

Walks and forays are almost always filled up. If you can't attend a walk or foray that you've registered for, make sure to cancel your registration as soon as possible ahead of time. Cancelling your registration means that another member can have that free spot, and failing to cancel means that other members can't come. All members deserve to be able to come to walks and forays.

We keep track of members who register and don't show up without cancelling!

This page explains how to register for a walk or foray, how to know if you're registered, and how to change or cancel your registration.

Log in to the website

On a desktop computer: Go to the person icon in the main website menu, and enter your email address and password and click the Log in button.

On a phone or tablet:

  1. Tap the three-line icon in the top left of every page
  2. The site menu will open. Swipe up on the menu until you see the Login section.
  3. Enter your email address and password and tap the Log in button.
Register for a walk or foray

After you're signed in to the website, go to Current Walks and Forays in the main menu

The MST offers several types of walks and forays tailored for different levels of experience and knowledge. The Current Walks and Forays page will have a separate section for each level of walk or foray.

Welcome to Mycology walks are open to all MST members, but In order to attend walks and forays which are meant for more experienced mushroomers, members need to attend some of our easier walks beforehand and pass a short online test. Members who are eligible to attend more advanced forays can also attend any of our easier walks or forays.

To learn more about the different levels of walks and forays, please see the help page About MST Walk & Foray Levels. To learn more about why the MST has put these requirements in place, please see Frequently Asked Questions about Walks and Forays.

If a certain level of walk or foray has requirements that you haven't completed yet, they'll appear in a yellow box above that section. The box will tell you what you still have to do in order to attend walks or forays of that level. For a summary of which levels of walk and foray you can attend and what requirements you have left to complete, see the Your Walk & Foray Options page.

Walks and forays that require registration will have Registration in advance is required in the Details column on the right.

Each registration walk or foray will show the number of spaces still open. If it hasn't filled up yet, there will also be a Register for this walk or  Register for this foray button.

Use the button to go to the registration page for that walk or foray.

You can also register for a walk or foray by going to Register for a Walk or Foray in the menu.

The first thing on the walk and foray registration page is a summary of which walk and foray levels you can attend. If you can attend all walks and forays, this box won't appear.

Scroll down to the Walk and Foray Registration section of the page, and you can enter your information.

  1. Choose the walk or foray you want to register for from the Walk or Foray drop-down. Only walks and forays requiring registration will appear to choose from.
  2. Enter the first and last name for everyone you're bringing to the walk or foray, including yourself, all other adults, and children of walking age. The participants will be automatically filled with your family members, if you've kept them up to date in your membership profile.
  3. To add a participant, use the green plus-sign button. To remove a participant, use the red minus-sign button beside their name.
  4. Check the Terms Acceptance checkbox, which records you as having accepted the MST's Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy.
  5. Use the Save your Registration button to register.

After your registration has been saved, an important message is shown about checking in to walks and forays, and about cancelling your registration if you know you aren't going to attend.

Once you're registered, you can change the participants if you need to; just use the Save your Registration Changes button after you make your changes.

You can also cancel your registration by using the Cancel your Registration button. If you know ahead of time that you won't be able to come to a walk or foray you're registered for, please make sure to come back to the registration page or the Current Walks and Forays page to cancel your registration so that more spaces can be opened up for other members.

If you have a registration for a walk or foray, the Current Walks and Forays page will no longer show the Register for this walk or Register for this foray buttons, but will show Cancel your registration and Change your registration buttons instead.

The Change your registration button will take you to the registration page where you can change the participants for your registration.

The Cancel your registration button will ask if you're sure before cancelling.