SVIMS is a member of The North American Mycological Association (NAMA), the collective that unites the mycological societies on this continent. Six times a year NAMA publishes its newsletter, the Mycophile, and makes it available to members of all supporting clubs. The May/June 2021 issue was recently released. To read it, click or tap on the picture of the cover.
Calling all SVIMS members to submit your art/photos for the
2022 Mushroom Calendar
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: July 30
Please submit photos/art before July 30th to Krisztina at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maximum 10 pictures per member. Please keep it to one picture per email and as high a resolution as possible. The minimum resolution will 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 or more of your favorite SVIMS members.
- 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.
Visually appealing art/photographs 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.
Next SVIMS meeting May 6 @ 7pm via Zoom
All members are encouraged to come and socialize via Zoom, beginning at 6:45pm. Members should receive instructions via e-mail.
SVIMS is a member of The North American Mycological Association (NAMA), the collective that unites the mycological societies on this continent. Six times a year NAMA publishes its newsletter, the Mycophile, and makes it available to members of all supporting clubs. The March/April 2021 issue was recently released. To read it, click on the picture of the cover.
Members might be interested in this webinar with Roy Halling on Friday, March 12, 2021 called A Bolete Story: 50 years of Macrofungi.
You need to register online – note that the event starts at 11:00 EST which is 8 am in BC.
Dr. Halling studied boletes in the Sierra Nevada under Harry Thiers and later the genus Collybia (most of which migrated to Gymnopus and Rhodocollybia). He has been managing editor of the prestigious journal Mycologia and President of the Mycological Society of America. Dr. Halling is associated with the New York Botanical Garden.
Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:45 by Zoom
Jeff Chilton will talk about Mushroom Cultivation in China and elsewhere. The meeting will be available to SVIMS members who should receive a Zoom link within 24 hours of the meeting. An attempt will be made to provide longer term access to members eventually on this site. There will be 15-20 minutes meet-and-greet and then a short business meeting before the presentation. Learn more about Jeff Chilton below.
MycoMatch (MatchMaker) Version 2.4 is now available at www.mycomatch.com.
New: MycoMatch Mobile for iPhone will join MycoMatch (MatchMaker). A menu item in MycoMatch (MatchMaker) will take you to its web pages which can also reached from the main download site above. Download the iPhone app 2.4 beta version and its future updates there. MMM is designed to work on iPhones, covering over 1200 gilled mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. As in MycoMatch (MatchMaker), there are photographs and detailed descriptions, and a way of putting in characters to identify mushrooms.
The program is newly designed by Douglas Alder and Danny Miller.
The Mac version of MycoMatch (MatchMaker) has been discontinued due to difficulties with making it work with recent Mac operating systems.
About 75 species have been added and about 135 primary names have been changed in MycoMatch since the March 2019 version 2.3.1.
—- Ian Gibson, Danny Miller, and the rest of the MycoMatch Team