WMS Zoom Lectures
Currently you must be a WMS Member to attend lectures
You can join WMS by clicking Here
- January 21st - ForagerChef Alan Bergo
- Feb 18th - TBC
- March 18th - Britt Bunyard
- April 15th - Michael Zirpoli
- May 21st - Eugenia Bone
(All lectures start at 6.30 CST starting with a 30 minute iNaturalist presentation with the lecture proper running from 7.00-745pm concluding with a 15minute Q&A from 7.45-8.00pm. The Zoom address for the lectures will be sent to WMS members by email)
The Zoom address # access will be in a WMS email - be sure to watch for it ... and you can download Zoom for free for desktop or mobile here: https://zoom.us/download
If you believe you may have difficulty accessing the Zoom training... on Zoom... please don't hesitate to email us with your questions or concerns, or text at at the phone numbers sent to you in the WMS email.
Meanwhile, the new fungi survey project has already started, and is available to you right now at iNaturalist.org. Here is the project - https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/wms-2020-first-virtual-foray
To join, you will need to be logged into an iNaturalist account, which is free. Questions about iNaturalist.org? Comments or ideas for fungi survey projects?
Attached is a basic tutorial for iNaturalist made by us, and the website has its own here:
Eventually, we have plans to work with FunDiS (formerly NAMP) to produce rigorous citizen science fungi survey data together, but iNaturalist is a good first step and is a citizen science project in its own right!
This "Virtual Foray" through iNat will also provide WMS members with a chance to connect, help ID each other's finds, and see cool fungi -- just like we would at the end of a group foray. At our Zoom meetings, we can discuss project stats and highlight observations.
If you would like to get into even more online fungi communities, also check out, mushroomobserver.org, We don't have any project on there, but it is a good resource, too. We think it would be a good idea to make your username there and on iNaturalist match, so we can all find each other easier on both sites just by going through the list of people joining the project on iNaturalist! Alternatively, you could simply list your username for the one in the profile of the other.