#Worth-it for the Sort

#Worth-it for the Sort

This year at the Cain we'll be having special table tours to help orient and excite new and old MST members alike!

Harry Potter had the sorting hat… but mycologists of the Mycological Society of Toronto are all about the sorting table! If you get excited about the sorting table at one of our regular weekend forays you will be blown away by the tables at the Cain! It's #Worth-it for the sort.

200+ mushroom species in a weekend requires supersizing the sorting area - from a single folding table to an entire room!

The task of classifying fungi at the Cain is made easier by the green and white coloured signs that are placed on the tables denoting Class and Genus… You'll receive a list "Sorting Groups for Mushroom Species" in your orientation package… this will help you identify fungi from Amanita to Xylaria!

Seeing fungi all laid out on the sorting tables so that you can look at the specimens in real life, knowing what they are — is a great way to become more comfortable with your own identifications.

Registration is open for this year's Cain.

Cain Foray mushroom sorting tables

#Facts about the Cain Foray

#Facts about the Cain Foray

  1. Fantastic fungi finds are the goal of the weekend. In 2016, we collected 231 species and since 1996 have added 29 new species to the list!
  2. Picking your favourite fungi of the weekend tends to be difficult!
  3. Frivolous fungi fans, fanatics and friends (from as far away as Finland) have been coming together at the Cain Foray for 40 years!
  4. Lumina Resort will be the host site for this year’s Cain. We’ve said goodbye and Tally-ho to the Tally-ho Inn which was the home of the Cain from 2002 — 2016.

Cain signup has already begun. Register now and spend your summer anticipating forays, forays, and more forays!

Cain Foray mushroom sorting tables

Large morel find!

Intrepid hunter Sam reports:

Hey guys, I thought you would like to see this gigantic morral mushroom I found. I looked on Google and it's by no means a record breaker, however it was picked locally(palgrave).

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