The Mycological Society of Toronto! I have to say it was my first.. and I had too much fun.
I was laughing all the way home sharing stories of my walk with Joe & Randy - two people I just met today and throughly enjoyed their company! We almost got a little lost.. I followed - we'll Poppy attended her first foray also! She saw horses & horse droppings that were as big as her head... but I don't think she even knew what it was, she did not bark only looked. We had just finished speaking about Snakes- and to use caution when poppy accidentally rubbed against Joes leg and he jumped, I'm still laughing at the face he made as he looked down expecting to find - I don't know what.
I felt special to have these two talented computer geeks (hee hee, I'm only saying that as that is what they both 'do') ;) - who where quite knowledgeable about many topics.
Joe is also quite the herb enthusiast, between him and Randy I hardly knew which way to look! I learned about...
https://altnature.com/jewelweed.htm altnature.com/jewelweed.htm which helps if you have been touched by Poison Ivy - and it happens to usually grow close to it, good to know as Joe was continually pointing out the poison Ivy I was stepping on... lol
BTW, there was all ages and races - Perfect! I heard a bit a about India, Russia, Missauga ;) interesting as usual.
NOW, I must quickly draw a few of the finds before they dissolve, Storm discovered the coolest find - an EMPTY turtle shell! I was so excited to see it on the table - and to learn it was ours! woot woot! hee hee Thank you Nature. It was also fun seeing my son in action for the first time as the Foray Director, he is so helpful, everyone likes him- asking him a million questions- I was giggling at one time just listening to the 'Whats this Storm? 'Storm, How about this!?" The president was also there as were a few older members who really know their mushrooms.
How fun was it? There is another tomorrow and we're going again, my son tells me with the added bonus of the Burger priest on the way home. Time to paint!
Do what you Love!
Here is a great article I found on the Mycological Society of Toronto: