Mycoblitz in Colorado (September 18-20, 2009)
|September 4, 2009||Posted by Philip under Info|
A recent trend in fungal forays is the “mycoblitz.” According to the definition at Mykoweb a mycoblitz is “…a quick, intense survey of the fungal species present.” There will be a mycoblitz in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in mid-September. This will be a followup to an earlier mycoblitz held at the same location in 2008.
2009 Rocky Mountain Mycoblitz
The Colorado Mycological Society is pleased to announce the second Rocky Mountain National Park Mycoblitz (mushroom survey) on September 18th through the 20th. On one weekend in August of 2008, we collected and documented approximately 200 fungal species in the park. This year, we’re having it a month later in hopes of finding different species. We’re pleased to welcome back chief identifiers Vera Evenson (author of Mushrooms of Colorado) and Michael Kuo (author of Morels and 100 edible mushrooms) to help us out again this year. We will collect fungi Friday (18th) and Saturday (19th) from approximately 9 to 2, and then sort, identify and photograph them during the afternoons. Sunday (20th) will be devoted to wrapping up identification and packing them for the Herbarium of Fungi in Denver. Join us Friday through Sunday, or just Saturday. Participants are eligible for free camping in the volunteer area of the park, and free park entry for participants. Email Rob Hallock at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested, or see the Rocky Mountain National Park Mycoblitz website for the latest information.