Ontario Nature Fantastic Fungi Photo Contest

Our friends at Ontario Nature have announced a new photo contest, and MST members (and the public) with an interest in photography are encouraged to submit their best images.

More details will appear on the Ontario Nature blog closer to the date.


Fall has arrived and so has Ontario Nature’s Fantastic Fungi Photo Contest! Share your top two (that's right, two only) images with us on Twitter or Facebook for a chance to win a great prize.

Share your images on Twitter or Facebook. A winner will be chosen on both channels.

Here’s how you can enter:

  • Twitter: Follow and tweet your submission to us using our handle @ontarionature and the hashtag #ONfungi
  • Facebook: Like our Ontario Nature Facebook page and share your photo with us using the hashtag #ONfungi

The contest will run from September 23 to October 14. Winners will be announced on Twitter and Facebook.


Each winner will receive the following:

  • Astounding Mushrooms by from Firefly Books
  • A one-year subscription to ON Nature magazine

Big Thanks

  • Firefly Books - for the prize donation
  • Mycological Society of Toronto - for assistance with promotion and species identification.


2015 Fall Foray Schedule Posted!

The MST's 2015 fall foray schedule has been finalized and is posted on the foray schedule page. There are 14 forays from September 9th to October 25th.

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 fall 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.

MST members may sign in with their username 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 had their usernames and passwords assigned to them and provided via email. If you don't know your username or password, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or use the password reset and username reminder features under the Login/Logout menu.


Introduction to Mushroom Identification 2015

The MST is pleased to announce the 2015 session of the Introduction to Mushroom Identification course.

This popular 4 week course is given by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Chair of the MST Education Committee. Designed for beginners, it will introduce the basics of mushroom identification for gilled mushrooms and boletes, and will focus on field identification based on macroscopic features. Various identification features will be discussed and the main genera will be described and illustrated with examples of specific mushrooms from each genus. Fresh specimens will also be used to illustrate features and practice identification.

The course is available to MST members only and will be limited to 24 participants. Classes will be held at the Toronto Botanical Garden on four evenings from 7:30 to 9:30pm:

  1. Wednesday September 9, 2015
  2. Wednesday September 16, 2015
  3. Wednesday September 23, 2015
  4. Wednesday September 30, 2015

The cost of the course is $40 per person and pre-registration is required. Please register by August 28, 2015.

MST members who are signed in with their username and password can register for the course online.