Field Mycology Award
The BMS Field Mycology Award will be awarded to recognise a person who has contributed extraordinarily to the advancement of British field mycology. Its recipients will have contributed significantly to one or more of the following: conservational, taxonomic, recording or educational activities. This may include, regularly led field events or workshops, written extensively or lectured widely about fungal conservation or identification of fungi.
Nominations for this award should be in the form of a nominating letter, which includes an overview of the nominee's outstanding contribution. Nominations of deceased individuals will not be accepted. Nominations are accepted for consideration until January 1st of the award year. Send a single copy of a nomination by mail or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The "Welsh Rust group" (2019)
The FMCC award 2019 was presented to the "Welsh Rust group" for their work on the plant parasites of Wales. The group comprising Ray G Woods, Arthur O. Chater, Debbie A Evans, Paul A Smith & Nigel Stringer received a £500.00 cheque toward publication costs and each received a small certificate designed by C.A. Hobart utilising an out of copyright illustration by M.C. Cooke. They were presented with their award by Geoffrey Kibby at the Autumn field meeting in S. Wales.
Roy Watling (2018)
FMCC award 2018 was presented to Roy Watling in recognition of his extraordinary contribution and commitment to field mycology, education and taxonomy. The centre piece of the design was an illustration of Ramaria watlingii R.H. Petersen collected by Roy Watling and R.H. Petersen in 1982 in Gembrook (Victoria, Australia) under Eucalyptus.
He was presented with a bespoke piece of artwork created by the Calligrapher Cathy Stables who is a fellow of the Society of Scribes and illuminators and the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts society.
Geoffrey Kibby (2015)
The first recipient of the British Mycological Society's FMC award for an outstanding contribution to the advancement of British field mycology was presented to Geoffrey Kibby for his exceptional contribution to Fungal Taxonomy and Education over recent decades. Geoffrey was presented with the bespoke award at the November 2015 autumn Meeting at Kew Gardens.
He was presented with a bespoke piece of artwork created by the Calligrapher Cathy Stables who is a fellow of the Society of Scribes and illuminators and the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts society