The MST is pleased to announce the 2016 Fall Mushroom Dinner, upcoming on Monday, November 14th at Piatto Restaurant in Mississauga. Price per person is $55 including taxes & gratuity. The menu and other details are available and MST members can make reservations online now at https://www.myctor.org/events/dinner.
Due to the demand for this event, early reservations are requested. Mycological Society membership entitles 2 people to attend: 2 family members, or a single member and a guest. Other non-member attendance will be considered after November 7th, space permitting.
The MST's 2016 fall foray schedule has been finalized and is posted on the foray schedule page. There are 16 forays from September 3rd to October 16th.
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.
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.
Reservations have been opened to the public for the MST's annual spring dinner on Monday, May 16th at Piatto Restaurant. There are 39 seats still available. Register online to attend the dinner.
The yearly Ontario BioBlitz is coming up on June 11th - 12th.
For those unfamiliar, here's an excerpt from their "About Us" page:
A BioBlitz brings together taxonomic experts, citizen scientists and the general public to inventory all species (plants, animals, fungi and more) in a particular area over a 24 hour period. Participants record all the organisms they find, then experts verify their identity. As the Blitz proceeds and after it is done, the species records are compiled into a single data set: the species list, which provides a snapshot of the biodiversity in that location on that date.
The main mushroom hunting will happen on the morning of the 11th.
Additionally, Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust is asking for volunteers for 2 May bioblitzes in York and Durham:
1. Friday May 13th to Saturday May 14th at the Durham East Cross Forest Conservation Area, 4560 Devitts Road, Scugog
2. Noon Friday May 27th until noon Saturday May 28th, McLeod Woods at approximately 15776 Leslie St. in Aurora, just south of St. Johns Sideroad