L'Association de Botanique et de Mycologie de Sainte Maure de Touraine: This small, friendly and expert group hold regular outings in the Touraine Loire Valley and welcome new members. €16 for a single annual membership or attend outings as a non-member for €3 per outing. Contact Susan for more details (I can be contacted by email via my profile on the right side bar).
|Members of the Association de Botanique et de Mycologie de Sainte Maure de Touraine surrounding a small, rare specimen of Annual Woundwort Stachys annua on an outing near Panzoult.|
|Christian Delusseau, President of the Association, carefully takes a moss sample at the lavoir (old public laundry) in Sainte Maure de Touraine.|
|A basket of edible mushrooms gathered on a fungi foray with the Association. The mushrooms are mostly Wood Blewit Clitocybe nuda, with a Bolet des Charmes (='Hornbeam Bolete') Leccinum carpini.|
|A crowd gathers around the fungi gathered on an fungi foray in the Forest of Loches. Expert members of the club will go through these and identify all of them.|
|The weather doesn't always co-operate on outings, but the members of the Association persevere.|
|The club's name may be 'Botany and Mycology' but that doesn't mean other orders are ignored. Here a remarkably relaxed Scarce Swallowtail Iphiclides podalirius poses for photos on the Puys du Chinonais.|