March 18 and March 19, 2018 Winter Foray and Presentation: Led by Lawrence Millman

Author-mycologist Lawrence Millman has written 16 books, including such titles as Fascinating Fungi of New England, Last Places, A Kayak Full of Ghosts, Lost in the Arctic, Giant Polypores & Stoned Reindeer, and — most recently — At the End of the World. He has done fungal inventories in places as diverse as Iceland, Honduras, Nunavik, Bermuda, Belize, Western Samoa, and Nantucket island. In 2006, he found a polypore (Echinodontium ballouii) previously thought to be extinct. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Lawrence Millman has given presentations about his travels in the Arctic at the Explorers Club, the University of Alaska, Alaska Pacific University, Cornell, Harvard, the Center for Northern Studies, on BBC and CBC Radio, on the Discovery Channel and National Public Radio, on Icelandic Radio, at Boston University, the New Brunswick Museum, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and over 100 other venues. He has lectured on cruise ships in the Canadian Arctic, Svalbard, Greenland, and Siberia.

Sunday, March 18, 2018 Winter Foray 9:45 am.

Location and Directions are available to signed-in MST members on the foray locations map.

The Foray/walk will be led by Lawrence Millman with an emphasis on discovering cold weather specimens and identifying available polypores. This will be an outdoors event, in potentially changeable weather conditions so please dress accordingly.

Monday March 19, 2018 Presentation at TBG 7:30pm.

Presentation: Cold Adaptations of Fungi. Specimens gathered from Sunday's Foray will also be displayed and available for discussion.

February Meeting Date Changed: Now Feb. 21st

Please be advised that the February 20th meeting has been moved to Wednesday, February 21st. We will be meeting in the library room of the Toronto Botanical Garden.

Jan Thornhill wins for Best Children's Book

Author, illustrator and longtime MST member Jan Thornhill won the 2017 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award on Tuesday for her new book The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk. Huge congratulations to Jan!

Read the full story at 

Find out more about Jan at and keep up with her explorations of fungi at ◊

2017 Fall Dinner November 13th

We are very pleased to announce that our Fall Mushroom Dinner will be held on Monday, November 13th at our favourite Piatto Restaurant.

Please join us for an evening of fun, friendship and fine dining!

Seating is limited to 90 persons - it's always a sell-out so reserve early.

The price is $60 per person. Please pay online at

For further information please contact Joanne Hamblin, MST President at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..