On Gary Lincoff’s suggestion rather than linking to a Google search of images we should really be using images of mushrooms collected locally. To this end we are building a catalog or Mushroom Catalog. The Mushroom Catalog will contain entries for all the species taken from the clubs life time list found here in Western Pennsylvania. The catalog entries will contain images of the species and links to other website such as Index Fungorum, Michael Kuo’s MushroomExpert.Com website, Google images, and Wikipedia. DNA sequencing results will also be included in the catalog. Such an online catalog would be searchable on the site and by the web in general.
You can see an example species entry here
. Hopefully, entries for the complete life list will be available soon. We will need clear, focused, high resolution images. If you are sending a large quantity of images, the easiest way is to use a free file transfer service such as WeTransfer (www.wetransfer.com
). If you are only sending a few, they can be emailed. Send all files to: firstname.lastname@example.org
. You can also collect your images and put them on a jump drive (flash stick) or CD/DVD and bring them to club meetings. Use the photographed full species name, period a short description of the image, period By “photographers name” as the filenames. For example:
- Pholiota limonella, Gills. By Jane Doe.jpg
- Pholiota limonella, Cap. By Jane Doe.jpg
- Pholiota limonella, Stem. By Jane Doe.jpg
WPMC may use your photographs on the website and, when we do, they will always be accompanied by your name as photographer (mentioned on the same page or caption of the image). WPMC will not allow the use of your photographs on other websites, although realistically we cannot prevent this. We will not sell or provide the images to others without your permission and the images remain the property and under the copyright of you the photographer and are used under license by the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club. Please don’t upload anything that isn’t yours and only upload relevant images, e.g. photos of fungi, mushrooms or groups of mushrooms.
If you wish to write a description of a species, please use the form on this page. Again, your contribution will be credited to you and will be used in the catalog.
An example species entry.