Peter Katsaros was a long-time active member of the Connecticut-Westchester Mycological Association (COMA). He was author of a book on the Myxomycetes (Slime Molds) and another on common mushrooms of our country. His remarkable photography graces these as well as other books, including the Audubon Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America by Gary Lincoff. Through the efforts of Mushroom Guru Sam Ristich, Sandy Sheine and others, COMA is fortunate to have recently acquired his slide collection of photos taken over the course of many years. We are especially grateful to Jerry Sheine for the time and expertise he invested in digitizing Peter's slides so that we can put them up on this site for everyone to enjoy and learn from. Thank you, Jerry and Sandy.
To read more about his life and contributions to amateur mycology and myxomycetology from long-time friend Bill Bakaitis , click on the photo of Peter Katsaros.
It will take me a bit of time to upload all of the photos, so please be patient. To make finding them easier, I am putting them into categories common to most field guides. Within each category, the fungi are listed alphabetically. Once all the photos are uploaded I may make finer distinctions. I will also add commentary to enable viewers to learn about each mushroom or slime mold depicted. To access this comentary, as well as larger size photos, just click on the picture or pictures about which you are interested in learning more.