NAMA Annual Foray August 12-15, 2021

From https://namyco.org/events.php

Join us August 12-15 at Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA Camp in Granby, CO for the NAMA Annual Foray. After skipping 2020 due to the pandemic, we are on course to share a safe, socially-distanced gathering.

At 8,740 feet elevation, Snow Mountain Ranch offers a clear view to the mountains where we will be hunting mushrooms. There is access to hiking trails around the Snow Mountain Ranch campus.

Snow Mountain Ranch has no elevators, but does have 56 first-floor ADA-compliant rooms in its main lodge, which is a short stroll from dining facilities and meeting rooms. The lodges have hotel-type rooms with 2 queen beds. There is on-site camping, as well as campgrounds in the area.

NAMA is working closely with the Colorado Mycological Society and the Pikes Peak Mycological Society in planning the foray locations, and choosing a great roster of speakers. Check back for more information.

MST members receive a $5 discount on NAMA membership. Join at http://www.namyco.org/join.php

Joint CanFunNet and Great Lakes Mycology Conference

The Canadian Fungal Research Network (CanFunNet) and the Great Lakes Mycology Meetings are hosting a joint online conference, May 26-28 2021, to showcase the diversity and excellence of Canadian mycological research.

The Canadian Fungal Research Network (CanFunNet) was established in 2019 to promote fungal research in Canada by facilitating dialogue among scientists working across diverse sub-disciplines and institutions. The first CanFunNet conference was held virtually in July 2020, with an audience of 310 participants from 89 institutions across Canada, and 63 presenters representing all career stages (see program here)

The Great Lakes Mycology Meetings, an annual conference of graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and other mycological researchers from Ontario and the surrounding region, were established in 1981 by Brent and Michele Heath and David Malloch. They provide an excellent forum for students to give their first conference talk and a great opportunity for researchers young and old to hear new work across the breadth of mycology.

Registration at https://conferences.uwo.ca/JCGMC/registration

March 29th Meeting Video Available

Sheila Mazur's presentation Mushroom Hunting 101 is now available to MST members to watch on the meetings video page.

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This very basic Mushroom Hunting 101 course focuses specifically on fundamental skills in order to describe and identify edible mushrooms that are known as the "Friendly" or "Foolproof" Four, as well as a few other edible mushrooms that are very unique looking and don't have many poisonous look-alikes. You will also learn how to identify a few very toxic mushrooms in Ontario. We will also discuss harvesting and preservation techniques.

Sheila Mazur is an amateur forager, and has been studying edible and medicinal plants for over 20 years. Sheila joined the Mycological Society of Toronto by attending Pat Burchell's Mushroom ID course back in September 2016, and has been a fungi enthusiast ever since. She lives in the eastern GTA with her wife and three disobedient dogs (two Bostons and a rescue Boxer). Professionally, Sheila is a legal research trainer, and her interests are cooking, baking, roleplaying games, art and history.

Members Meeting March 29th at 7:30pm

Please join us on Zoom this coming Monday, March 29th at 7:30pm for our online members meeting. 

Mushroom Hunting 101

Presented by Sheila Mazur

This very basic Mushroom Hunting 101 course focuses specifically on fundamental skills in order to describe and identify edible mushrooms that are known as the "Friendly" or "Foolproof" Four, as well as a few other edible mushrooms that are very unique looking and don't have many poisonous look-alikes. You will also learn how to identify a few very toxic mushrooms in Ontario. We will also discuss harvesting and preservation techniques.

Sheila Mazur is an amateur forager, and has been studying edible and medicinal plants for over 20 years. Sheila joined the Mycological Society of Toronto by attending Pat Burchell's Mushroom ID course back in September 2016, and has been a fungi enthusiast ever since.  She lives in the eastern GTA with her wife and three disobedient dogs (two Bostons and a rescue Boxer).  Professionally, Sheila is a legal research trainer, and her interests are cooking, baking, roleplaying games, art and history.

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