The weather was frosty but clear for the annual SVIMS foray to Cowichan Lake.
About 60 people came for all or part of the weekend to collect samples of the local mushrooms and identify them.
The collections started on Saturday morning. Groups went to three different areas and brought back specimens. These were arranged on a display table and given IDs. In the afternoon, groups went out again.
It was a good year for mushroom variety. Just over 175 species were identified–a SVIMS record. The list can be viewed here.
A big thanks to Kurt and all the rest of the time who put the foray together. Photos by Steve Strybosch.