2018 Photo Contest

2018 Photo Contest!

Any and all members are welcome to join in!

Get those cameras out and start taking some mushroom photos!

The MST is launching a new photo calendar contest, and we need you!

Send us your most beautiful fungal photos and enter for a chance to see your work displayed in our upcoming 2019 mushroom calendar.

Send your submissions to

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(Please see official Rules for details)

Important - Saturday May 19th foray cancelled

Please be advised that the Saturday May 19th foray at Durham Forest has been cancelled due to permit issues with the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. We apologize for the short notice and inconvenience.

From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: Rooted Boletus

The model below is part of the MST's collection of mushroom models. This collection once belonged to a single individual and they bear the stamp of the owner and his location in West Berlin. The objects are from the 1920s or 1930s based on the text and type face. The translations from old German were completed by one of our members over the last year. Please note that many of the mushrooms in this collection have had their classifications change over time. Many that were once considered as edible are now classified as poisonous, and the translated text may no longer be considered accurate in modern terms.

Rooted boletus, Root boletus. Boletus radicans Pers. Inedible.

Taste: unpleasantly bitter. Cap: rounded, thick, dry, thinning towards the outer edge, rolled inwards; olive gray, brown or pale yellow up to 0.007 wide. Tubes lemon yellow with yellow/green edges. Stem yellow often with reddish dots near the bottom, near the ground spreading root like, hairy, lemon yellow. Flesh is whitish, soft, when broken it quickly turns dark blue. Fall, in beech and oak woods.

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From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: German Black Truffle

The model below is part of the MST's collection of mushroom models. This collection once belonged to a single individual and they bear the stamp of the owner and his location in West Berlin. The objects are from the 1920s or 1930s based on the text and type face. The translations from old German were completed by one of our members over the last year. Please note that many of the mushrooms in this collection have had their classifications change over time. Many that were once considered as edible are now classified as poisonous, and the translated text may no longer be considered accurate in modern terms.

German black truffle. Summer truffle. Tuber aestivum Vitt.; Tuber cibarium Sow.; Tuber nigrum All.

Rounded, black-brown with large multifaceted, pyramid like warts. The inside is whitish, marbled with short brownish and white veins. Spores are large, rounded, elliptical, light brown. Found in chalky clay soil across Germany. October until winter.

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