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The Bay Area Mycoblitz is back! January 22-28

Greetings fellow fungiphiles!

Back by popular demand and unpopular virus, it's the Bay Area MycoBlitz!

This is a virtual collecting event leading up to the 6th annual and second virtual Tilden Fungus Fair.

The idea is to go out and "collect" specimens via iNat in the week leading up to the event, then during the event we'll review the highlights of the mycoblitz and recognize the top observers, top identifiers, and most commonly observed species.

Fun side note: since this is virtual collecting, you can go to all your favorite parks that don't allow actual collecting since you are only photo-documenting species!

To participate, simply go out in the project area beginning Saturday, January 22 and observe fungi! Remember to capture salient features such as the gills / hymenophore, stipe ...more ↓

Posted on January 14, 2022 05:17 by leftcoastnaturalist leftcoastnaturalist | 2 comments | Leave a comment
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This project is designed to document and identify the higher fungi (Basidiomycetes and Ascomycetes, excluding lichenized fungi) occuring in the California Floristic Province.

Fungal fruitbodies tend to be ephemeral, and the documentation of fruiting locations is scarce compared with that of plants. Additionally, many areas of the CFP are poorly documented in terms of their fungal ...more ↓

leftcoastnaturalist created this project on February 20, 2014
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