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Foray cancellations and membership extension

With the news from the Ontario government that all outdoor activities with non-household members are forbidden, at least until May 20th, the MST must regrettably cancel the spring foray season at this time. We understand your frustration and feel it as well. The board had some new things planned for the club, but we have yet to be able to implement them.

The board has also decided to postpone the Annual General Meeting normally held in April, since our last AGM wasn't very long ago. Some members have been asking about whether the Cain Foray will be held this year. We can't know yet if it will be possible, but we're watching gathering and border restrictions and if we can possibly hold the Cain, we will.

In lieu of the spring foray season, the board has again decided to extend memberships by 6 months. Your membership extension has already been applied. Your new expiry date is reflected in your membership profile, and in the Member Details section which you'll see on the left side of most pages on our website when signed in. If you received a notice in February, March or April that your membership had expired, don't worry – we've still applied the extension, and your membership is active again. If you have any questions about your membership or the extension, please don't hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. any time.

While we can't offer forays or in-person workshops, we do have some resources for you to use as self study. Have a look at the list of Self-Study Resources below – just make sure you're logged in to the MST website to access the members-only areas.

Additionally, the website still offers lots of interest: photo galleries, videos of meeting speakers, and back issues of our Mycelium newsletter. And our Facebook group is busy with identification challenges, too!

We look forward to welcoming you back at MST events as soon as we can.

Best wishes,

The MST Board of Directors

Self-Study Resources

We have basic mushroom hunting and identification covered for you:

Looking to safely foray and explore your backyard or nearest park solo or with your household?

Tree identification courses are a fantastic way to step up your mushroom hunting game. We are lucky enough to have two!

Do you want the mushrooms to come to you? Check out these cultivation videos:

Some interesting fungal truths you might not have known about:

City dweller? Check out:

Bookworm? Here are some great reads: