2018 Spring Foray Schedule Posted!

The MST's 2018 spring foray schedule has been finalized and is posted on the foray schedule page. There are 13 forays from May 5th to June 10th.

MST members whose membership dues are up to date will also receive the foray schedule by email - check your spam or junk mail folders. The event calendar has also been updated with all the spring forays.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Information on how to prepare for forays can be found on the Foray Etiquette and Preparation page.

We still need volunteers to lead and co-lead some forays. Without the help of the members these forays may not happen. You don't need experience or strong field identification skills, just a commitment to being present and keeping the foray organized. Please help! Email the foray director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know which forays you can help with.

MST members may sign in to the website with their email address and password to see driving directions on the foray schedule page. Also available to members is a map with all MST foray locations marked.

All MST members have an account on the website. If you can't remember your password, please click here to request a password reset. Enter the email address we have on record for your membership and you'll receive a link by email to reset your password (don't forget to check your spam or junk mail folder if you don't see the email).

MST members who joined prior to May 25th, 2018 may also sign in with their MST website username. If you have a username and can't remember it, please either sign in using your email address or click here to retrieve your username by email.

From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: Anise-Funnel, or Leaf Mushroom

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.

Anise-Funnel, or Leaf mushroom. Clitocybe odora Bull. Edible

Cap up to 6 cm wide, often flattened out, blueish white or greenish, sometimes yellow brown. Gills downwards turning, white or greenish. Stalk like the cap or even a bit lighter. Flesh coloured like the top of the cap. Smells like anise. In wooded areas not rare.

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From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: Ashgray Goats’ Beard

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.

Ashgray Goats’ Beard, Coral Mushroom. Clavaria cinerea Bull.; Corallium cinereum Hahn. Clavaria grisea Pers. Edible.

The stalk is short with numerous branches, breakable not hollow. Branches and smaller arms thickened, with individually different appearance, a bit wrinkly with coxcomb like points. The whole fungus is ashgray. Often in August, September in woods. It can be eaten but it is bitter.

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2018 Spring Dinner May 28th

We are very pleased to announce that our Spring Mushroom Dinner will be held on Monday, May 28th at our favourite Piatto Restaurant.

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

Seating is limited to 75 persons - it's always a sell-out so reserve early.

The price is $65 per person. Please pay online at http://www.myctor.org/events/dinner.

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..

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