Cowichan Lake Foray 2021

Register for this great event

Lake Cowichan Foray – Weekend of October 22 – 24, 2021

The Lake Cowichan Foray weekend is a go and members are submitting their registration form for this great annual event. The location, Lake Cowichan Conference and Education Centre is on a 44 acre forested site.  This site and others in the Cowichan Valley area will be used to forage for fungi, led by mushroom experts. This will help participants identify terrain and discuss the variety of mushrooms and species we have in British Columbia.

More information and registration form can be found at this link: https://svims.club/docs. Don’t miss out on this event.

Covid protocols applicable at the time of this event will be followed.  

If you have additional questions, please contact Kurt Raeder at svims.treasurer@gmail.com .  Please use “Attendance” as subject title.

This is a member’s only event, so if you have not renewed or want to be a new member please do so. 

We look forward to seeing you there. 

Amanita muscaria, from the grounds of the Lake Cowichan Conference and Education Centre. By Kem Luther

Omphalina


Omphalina is the newsletter of Foray Newfoundland and Labrador. It has several issues a year that talk about mushroom topics of interest to people anywhere. Sometimes it will be a regional mushroom discovery or an account of a foray in Newfoundland – Labrador. Or it could be mushroom cooking or artwork. You can read the most recent issue or any of the back issues by clicking on Omphalina here or clicking on the front cover above. 

LAST CALL to submit your art/photos for the

2022 Mushroom Calendar

Please submit photos/art to Krisztina at   levai.km@gmail.com

Please keep it to one picture per email and as high of resolution as possible. The minimum resolution should be 2MP or 1920×1080.

Pictures must be in landscape!

In the subject line add your name and type of mushroom in your photo/art

If you don’t know the type of mushroom you are submitting now might be the time to learn how to identify it. If you need help just ask one of your favorite SVIMS member(s).

INCLUDE:

  • Try to provide identification information for each mushroom such as when your saw the mushroom, where you found it, habitat (e.g. on or near what kind of trees), spore colour.
  • If this picture happens to come with a great story, please also include this in your submission.

YOUR SUBMISSION:

Visually appealing art/photograph that illustrate:

  • the diversity of mushrooms found on southern Vancouver Island
  • mushroom cookery, art or crafts
  • interaction of mushrooms with people, animals, other organisms or the environment
  • SVIMS events or activities

The purpose of the calendar is to celebrate the joy of mushrooming and

to inform people about mushrooms growing on southern Vancouver Island.

South Vancouver Island Mycological Society

Introduction to Mycology UVic on-line course

UVic Continuing Studies is now offering this on-line course:

 

Introduction to Mycology

This online self-study course will enable you to gain foundational, scientifically-sound knowledge in the field of mycology—the study of fungi. Developed by two experts in the field, Bryce Kendrick and Shannon Berch, this course will guide you independently at your own pace through 10 units so that you can attain an understanding of the features of fungi and the roles they play in pathology, nutrient cycling, agriculture, biological control, food, medicine, forests and our urban environments. You will receive a Certificate of Completion on successfully passing the course.

https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/science-and-ecological-restoration/courses/introduction-to-mycology#/t0-0

The fee for the course is $65.00 for the general public and $35.00 for SVIMS members. All they need to do is click on the SVIMS tab when registering to get the discount.