Upcoming BioBlitzes

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

2016 Spring Foray Schedule Posted!

The MST's 2016 spring foray schedule has been finalized and is posted on the foray schedule page. There are 14 forays from April 30th to June 1st.

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.

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.

 

Mushrooms and Video Games a Hit at Nerd Nite

MST Program Director Michael Warnock was a huge hit and kept a full house entertained at Nerd Nite Toronto on April 14th with his talk on Mushrooms and Video Games.

Big thanks to Michael and to the Nerd Nite organizers!

Lots of MST members were there. Who were you? Post in the comments if you came out to see Michael...

(Sorry for the terrible phone photos).

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Michael Warnock, MST Program Director, presenting at Nerd Nite on "Mushrooms and Video Games"; Tranzac Club, Toronto, April 14 2016.

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Michael Warnock, MST Program Director, presenting at Nerd Nite on "Mushrooms and Video Games"; Tranzac Club, Toronto, April 14 2016.

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Michael Warnock, MST Program Director, presenting at Nerd Nite on "Mushrooms and Video Games"; Tranzac Club, Toronto, April 14 2016.

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Michael Warnock, MST Program Director, presenting at Nerd Nite on "Mushrooms and Video Games"; Tranzac Club, Toronto, April 14 2016.

Online registrations for spring dinner now available

The MST is pleased to announce the 2016 Spring Mushroom Dinner, upcoming on May 16th. Price per person is $55 including taxes & gratuity. The menu and details are available and MST members can make reservations online now. 

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 May 4th, space permitting.

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