MST featured in Toronto Star

MST President Sheila Mazur and several other members are featured in today's Toronto Star:

The fungus among us: The Mycological Society of Toronto helps foragers unearth some of nature’s most mysterious organisms — and foods

As mushrooms multiply throughout the city, Sheila Mazur, president of the Mycological Society of Toronto, is leading the charge to unearth their secrets.

One may not think of an urban centre as having much to offer fungi enthusiasts, but Toronto’s natural spaces are a smorgasbord for amateur mycologists.

“An arcane combination of art and science” — as Sheila Mazur puts it — “there is so much mythology, folk wisdom and also really crunchy scientific research that revolves around mushrooms and fungi.” And for the Mycological Society of Toronto (MST) — of which Mazur is president — the 500 species found in Toronto’s backyards, gardens, fields, meadows, parks, wooded areas and ravines hold countless possibilities.