Diario del proyecto Candidate For Observation Of The Month - New York Mycological Society

Archivos de diario de agosto 2021

02 de agosto de 2021

Observation of the Week

The OOTW for this week is by Michael Sadler in Cornwall, NY, on July 31 at 2:31pm. His iNaturalist ID is masadler and the Observation can be seen here:


More about this observation:

Ramaria are difficult to get down to Species. You will see a bunch of different Ramaria about 2/3rds down the page on the first link (mushroomexpert.com). Mushroomexpert.com suggests that one need several further pieces of information to get any species identification, see this page: https://www.mushroomexpert.com/ramaria_botrytis.html for a list of what to look for and what to test. It may be especially important to do microscopy on these samples in order to get the information needed.


Don't forget to follow him:
iNaturalist: masadler

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Choosing the Observation of the Month, the process

Everyone should know the process that is involved in choosing the OOTM. It is as follows:

  1. We look at all Observations made since the previous Sunday/Monday that meet the criteria for the OOTM (The OOTM is always for the previous Month).
  2. If any of the Criteria, like place of observation and member status, are not met the observation is excluded
  3. The photo needs to be in focus and is better if it is of something of scientific interest
  4. A corroborating identification is required from one of the specialists at the New York Mycological Society. If they can corroborate the genus and get it down to species all the better (sometimes this is not possible with the information available).
  5. Once we know it is in the club's territory, and that the observer is a member of the NYMS, we will ask the observer for permission to use the image (if they have not already given permission to use any of their images)
  6. If everything goes smoothly, which it rarely does, the image is loaded into Photoshop and
  • the name of the photographer
  • the Genus/Species (scientific and common names) of the observation
  • the iNaturalist observation ID
  • the iNaturalist handle of the observer

are overlayed on top of the photo.

  1. The observer is sent 3 links, one of the original photo, a second with a squared version of the photo, and a third as it appears on the iNaturalist project page
  2. The photo is posted as the cover photo for this umbrella project
  3. Further information is gathered and displayed in the "More Info" page for the observation
  4. The photo either in it's original form, or in an edited form is posted to all the NYMS Social Media accounts
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