May/June NAMA Mycophile available

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. 


2022 Mushroom Calendar Submissions

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 svims.mal6@gmail.com

 

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.

 

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/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.

Oluna and Adolf Ceska Mycology Award

UBC Giving Day is April 7, 2021. There is an opportunity to contribute on or before that date to the Mycology Award started in the Ceskas’ names in 2015 and supporting mycological research.

 

From Adolf’s page on Facebook:

The late Jean Johnson started the UBC Oluna and Adolf Ceska Mycology Award to appreciate our friendship and mutual respect. With contributions by Jean’s husband Steve, anonymous donors, South Vancouver Island Mycological Society and Vancouver Mycological Society, donations reached the minimum of $30,000 required for the fund endowed in perpetuity.

This fund supports a $1,350 award for undergraduate or graduate students who conduct mycological research, with preferences going to students researching mushrooms and fungi of British Columbia.

UBC will have their 2021 GIVING DAY on April 7. Please be part of it and contribute to this student award. Make your donation on or before April 7, 2021, and your gift will be counted towards the UBC Giving Day total.

You can donate online at https://donate.support.ubc.ca/page/56413/donate/1

In the “Direct my gift to” prompt, enter the following line:

Oluna and Adolf Ceska Award in Mycology-G1453

[Entering G1453 works too, but typing the name of the award is insurance.]

Since the beginning of this award (2016/17), the “Ceska Fund” has supported four or five valuable projects in the UBC Mycology graduate studies.

Your help is greatly appreciated! Many thanks!

Adolf and Oluna Ceska

 

Further links provided by Adolf Ceska:

award_photo.pdf (ou.edu)

Botanical Electronic News – 498 (ou.edu)  For this link you will need to scroll down to the article by Shannon Berch

Mar/Apr NAMA Mycophile available

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.