Collection location: Observatory Hill, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]
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Oluna promised to get all her fungi collections to the University of British Columbia herbarium and I am cataloguing them. I am posting her drawings on Mushroom Observer and linking them to the specimens. I may have some photos, but I may add them later. The first few years I did not take my mycological role seriously and I took mushroom photos for my pleasure. Now I have to walk 5 meters behind Oluna, otherwise I go either too slow or too fast. I cannot spend too much time on setting up the photos and I have to be careful not to leave my fingers in front of the lens. Also, I am now in year 2006 in my cataloguing effort, going back from 2013. Oluna started her astronomical Observatory Hill project at the end of November 2004 and we did not discover Mushroom Observer (and you as well)until January 2011. At this moment, I am going only through Oluna’s drawings and matching them with her collections. I will browse through my photo files later. At this moment I catalogued over 5300 packets in 80+ shoe boxes. We don’t count close to 1000 specimens of Inocybe, Cortinarius and Russula that we have delivered to the UBC several years ago. Speaking about Oluna’s darwings, she started her seventh sketchbook, and each of the sketchbooks has 210 pages and there are 1 to 3 (sometimes more)species on one page. Though this be madness, yet there is method in ’t.
Please thank Oluna again for her artistry. Are there photos with this post? …or is 2006 before you got your job as photographer?