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 January/February 2021 issue was recently released. To read it, click on the picture of the cover.
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
CTV did a video news piece on unauthorized mushroom collection on Mt. Doug. It can be viewed at:
It features an interview with SVIMS member and past-president Andy MacKinnon.
We will unfortunately have to break our long tradition of holding a SVIMS mushroom show this fall. While a certain virus was looking forward to the opportunity, SVIMS has decided that it would not be a good idea this year. We are hopeful about the fall of 2021.
With a heavy heart and an empty mushroom/specimen basket I must inform you that the Cowichan Foray for 2020 – October 23 – 25 has been cancelled. The COVID protocols and restrictions would have significantly limited the number of participants and the ability to effectively foray, analyze and discuss the many fungi usually collected during this event.
Britt Bunyard, who was at SVIMS this spring and did a presentation on his work on Amanitas, reports:
We hope you will share this announcement to your members–an exciting and beautiful new book on all the Amanitas of North America. And all pre-orders received before June 1 will get a major discount (33% off the cover price)! Orders can be placed at the fungimag.com website and questions can be posted there or sent directly to me at email@example.com.