Fungi of the Sierra Nevada

Sun, June 5, 2011


General Description:
Students will be introduced to the different kinds of mushrooms and other large fungi that occur in the spring in the Sierra Nevada (See SNFC species list). Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of macro- and micromorphological features, as well as ecological roles, to aid in the identification of taxa.
Participants should plan to arrive Sunday afternoon in time to attend an orientation lecture on Sunday evening at 8:00 pm. The last class meeting ends 12:00 noon, Friday. The daily class routine consists of an 8:00-10:00 am lecture followed by a field trip until approx. 3:00 pm. Transportation on the field trips will be by car pooling. Upon return to the camp, collections will be examined and identified in the laboratory (3:30-6:00 pm) in collaboration with the instructor and a knowledgeable graduate student assistant. All equipment, microscope slides, cover slips and reagents required for accurate determination of specimens will be provided. In the evenings, several lectures and slide shows will be presented, and the laboratory will be open for additional work on collections. If sufficient quantities of edible fungi are collected, they will be prepared for consumption and served to the class by the camp's chef.

Dennis Desjardin

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•Proceed north on Hwy 89 to Sierraville take a left at the junction of Hwy 89 and Hwy 49 in Sierraville and proceed to Sattley
•One mile past Sattley where Hwy 49 and Hwy 89 separate,take the left fork, Hwy 49, to Downieville and Sierra City
•Continue up and over Yuba Pass, the Campus is 6 miles from the top of Yuba Pass on the left hand side of the Hwy.
•If you pass it, one mile later you will arrive at Bassett's Station and the turn off to the Lakes Basin.

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Villager Nursery, Inc
10678 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161-4834
Central Truckee, exit 186 off I-80
(530) 587-0771

Founded 1975, Incorporated 1990

California Nursery License 1975
No. C 3976.001, Co.29CA
Contractors License 1977
No. 413907-C27 LS
ISA Certified Arborist: Eric Larusson
No. WE-7983A

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