Notes from Nature has added mushrooms to its collections of bird, bug and plant specimen sheets it is asking people to transcribe. Here’s your chance to learn a lot more about mushrooms.
The Notes from Nature project has recently added some content from the Macrofungi Collection Consortium. The consortium is a partnership of 35 institutions across the U.S that collectively will digitize about 1.5 millions specimens of macrofungi (mushrooms and other fungi) thah have been collected over the last 150 years.
You can contribute to a better understanding about these environmentally critical organisms by helping to transcribe data from the specimen labels into a structured format. The folks who are capturing the images of these specimens have already recorded the name of the fungus, so what we need your help with is transcribing the collection locality and date, as well as the collector’s name and number. Help us out at http://www.notesfromnature.org/
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