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Nature PEI’s Annual General Meeting: Mushroom Atlas

Join Nature PEI for their next monthly meeting at 7:30 pm on April 2 at Beaconsfield Carriage House in Charlottetown (2 Kent Street). Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. The meeting will feature Ken Sanderson, coordinator for Nature PEI’s Mushrooms of PEI Atlas project. Ken will share an update on the Mushrooms of PEI Atlas with a focus on his work to better understand the diversity of macrofungi found in PEI’s coastal sand dunes. Ken is a GIS developer for a conservation-based research institute and a long-time naturalist with a specific focus on fungi. Ken established the Mushrooms of PEI project on the citizen science platform, iNaturalist, in 2021 as an accessible way to collect mushroom observations from the public. Prior to the Mushrooms of PEI Atlas project, little was known about PEI’s fungal community. In Wild Species 2020: The General Status of Species in Canada, a report issued every decade with input from provinces, territories and the federal government that details species that exist in Canada, where they occur, and their status, PEI listed only 98 macrofungi. While Nova Scotia and New Brunswick listed 1731 and 992 macrofungi, respectively. Since 2021, over 640 citizen scientists have submitted their mushroom observations to the Mushrooms of PEI iNaturalist project, resulting in over 12,500 observations and over 800 species. naturepei.ca

 

 

 

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Date
April 2
Time
7:30 pm
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Venue

Beaconsfield Historic/Carriage House
2 Kent St
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1M6 Canada
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Phone
902-368-6603
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