Dear new friends and maybe colleagues,
I am 46 years old, a qualified botanist from Malta (mostly known for my botanical website ) and have been interested in fungi for a couple of years more or less after reading my M.Sc. in botany from Edinburgh. I have now applied for a second M.Sc (research only) to study the fungi growing on the island of Gozo. My tutor is not much acquainted with the subject and unfortunately, I had a mycologist from Eygpt who could not help that much, so now I am basically alone, or well with a wide network of Mycologists on the internet.
I am happy to discover pilzforum.eu, first of all, I adore web fora in comparison with FB social media, and secondly there seem to be a great interest and a l ively connectivity and discussion between members. I have this feeling that I am going to get more than to give to this society but I try to do my best to keep the balance.
My dreams and ambitions are however dull now because I just got the bad news of early offset of hip arthritis so maybe study of f ungi (which require less rough walking and jumping around) may replace botany as my Nature study hobby. We see, at least I need to finish my current studies. I published 3 papers related to fungi and Myxomycetes, a book about Maltese orchids and several papers on the flora of Malta.
Well that's about me and if you are coming to our Islands feel free to contact me.