Update on Cowichan Lake Foray, October 25-27, 2019
The Cowichan Lake foray is a very educational weekend and a great way to get to know people in the club. For information and registration, scroll down on the Events menu above to Cowichan Foray.
Juliet Pendray Talk — Thur, Sept 5, 2019
Fall is almost here. Time for another year of great SVIMS talks. To get us started, we have our own Juliet Pendray. She will be doing a presentation on lichens, our secret mushrooms. Come and be amazed at the versatility and variety of this compound life form.
Mushroom microscopy course postponed
Please note that the mushroom microscopy course with Oluna and Adolf Ceska for Sept 13-15 has been postponed until after the fall mushroom season. Further information at the regular SVIMS meetings. (This is not, by the way, the mushroom ID course mentioned in the previous post.)
2019 SVIMS Workshop: Introduction to mushroom identification
Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 4pm, in September 28th –29th 2019
No cost for this event!!!
To register, send an email to David Walde at this address
Registrations will be taken till until September 6 (up to and including the SVIMS meeting then).
David Walde (secretary)
Required pre-reading: Before Saturday, September 28, read these sections under Studying Mushrooms at the Mushroom Expert web site http://www.mushroomexpert.com/ ·
Collecting for Study
Making Spore Prints
Descriptions & Journals
Determining Odour and Taste
Saturday Classroom session: Location: University of Victoria, exact location TBD
10 – 10:30 Welcome, discussion of goals & expectations, discussion of pre-reading assignment
10:30 – 12 Hands-on, interactive mushroom identification to major groups
12 – 1 Lunch on your own 1 – 4 Hands-on, interactive mushroom identification to genus
- We will provide materials for the group to work with
- We will provide printed keys for mushroom identification
- Bring along any gilled mushrooms (good collections of one or two species ONLY) that you harvest from the wild and spore print before the workshop (optional)
- Bring along a hand lens if you have one
- Bring along any mushroom identification books that you want to use
- Bring along your bag lunch or go out for lunch
Sunday Classroom session Location: University of Victoria, exact location TBD
10 – 12 Hands-on, interactive mushroom identification to genus and species
12 – 1 Lunch on your own 1 – 4 Hands-on, interactive mushroom identification to genus and species
New pocket mushroom guide
Pictures from Adolf’s Dung Mushroom Talk
At the SVIMS April meeting a full house gathered to hear one of the founders of SVIMS, Adolf Ceska, hold forth on the glories of dung mushrooms.
His stellar photographs and Oluna’s skilled drawings opened a door on dung that SVIMS members, either accidentally or intentionally (phew!), had closed.