We have finished inserting photos of edible mushrooms (therapeutic and toxic) in the Mycotheca.
Fire morels are not at all the same species as those normally harvested in the spring. They fruit four months after a forest fire. So we should see them appear during the fall, mainly in jack pine forests.
At the Miron-Royer Foundation, we are very pleased to present our PROTECTING BIODIDERSITY PROGRAM, which includes two components:
-The Virtual Mycotheca.
-Training by videoconference.
All bolete photos are now available in the Mycotheca. Group 9 includes eight photo series of boletes that we have not been able to identify. A challenge therefore for amateurs and specialists who would like to try their luck and help us in these identification challenges.
We are pleased to inform you that the insertion of boletes photos in the Mycotheca has been completed with the addition of more than 5,000 photos taken during the 2022 season. This is an important contribution for the protection of biodiversity in Quebec and eastern Canada.
We are pleased to inform you that photos of group 7 < Boletes whose white flesh in the cap and stipe does not change color when cut > are now available on the Mycotheque website.
Mycotheca is a great success not only in the country, but also internationally. Sunday October 16, 793 people visited the Mycotheca; on weekdays, these visits are between 250 and 300 people per day.
The photos insertion of group 6, Flesh changes colour when cut to blue, pink, red or brown, has been completed, bringing the number of photos to 17 066 for 907 series. The insertion of the other groups of boletus will take place throughout the fall.
The photos insertion of group 5, Rough-stalked Boletus, has been completed, bringing the number of photos to 13,774 for 767 series. The insertion of the other groups of boletus will take place throughout the fall.
We are pleased to inform you that the photos of the first 5 groups of boletes are now inserted in the Mycotheque; we are currently working on group 5d, rough-footed boletes whose flesh turns grey-purple when cut. The other groups of boletes will be integrated during the fall.
If you search by author name, species name, region or year, the search engine will give you the number of species and the number of photo series that are part of that search. Currently, there are only amanitas, but other groups will be added over the months and years.
Following the work of the 2021 season and the launch of the Virtual Mycotheque, the identification keys and species description forms have been fully updated.
Only the photos of three species are missing to illustrate all the amanitas of Quebec.
Suite aux travaux de la saison 2021 et au lancement de la Mycothèque virtuelle, les clefs d’identification et les fiches descriptives des espèces ont entièrement été mises à jour.
Finally she is here! We are launching it with the group of amanitas. Later, in July, the boletus group will be added.
I was very pleasantly surprised at the interest in my training offer in exchange for field photography work. Nearly sixty people from across Quebec have signed up for this project, when we initially thought of a dozen. A great success!
We are pleased to present version 3.0 of “IDENTIFYING VOS BOLETES” on the Miron-Royer Foundation website. This version has been improved:
-by adding photos for 4 new species,
With the addition of identification keys and two new sections (Identify your Amanita and Identify your Edibles), the Foundation's site has more than tripled its traffic since the start of the 2020 season to reach between 140 and 400 visits per day, with an average of 200 visits daily.
The book "Champignons comestibles / Edible Mushrooms", by Fernand Miron and Anita Royer, is now available in bookstores in Quebec and Eastern Canada at a cost of $ 38.00.
EXCELLENT NEWS. The first two years, in 2016 and 2017, the Foundation's site audience was 10 per day during the mushrooms harvest period. In 2018, this audience ranged between 40 and 50 visits per day during the months of July and August, to decline to 10 people thereafter.