Observation 122403: Lycoperdon Pers.
When: 2012-12-30
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: arc. insularis and coast scrub oak. other hardwoods in general area.

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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-01-08 13:28:45 CST (-0500)

So, Santa Cruz Island…I never really thought about the name. Does that mean that particular island/reserve is actually managed by UC Santa Cruz (isn’t UC part of the state and the state gov’t?)? I’d love to join the next expedition; word is that phalloides is out there, too.

Feral pigs, a dilemma in so many places. They surely didn’t swim there…so once removed, the island should be golden, unless some idiot hunter decides to reintroduce! And speaking of golden, weren’t there issues between golden and bald eagles on those islands, too? In that case though, the birds brought themselves, and it is the humans who are playing favorites.

Yeah, I’ll be at the FFSC Fair, too. If you pass by the ID table, say hi.

Thanks for adding the yes herbarium specimen to this sighting. I found it hard to believe that it didn’t get collected.

It will be interesting to see the parallels and differences between the island mycota and the mainland.

not government
By: zack mikalonis (zackm)
2013-01-08 13:10:56 CST (-0500)

We took many specimens and wrote many descriptions, this weekend is the SC fungus fair but after that we will have more time to go through our notes. I will pass on the tip about Stephanie.

This was an official survey/collecting trip for the Santa Cruz Island UC Reserve and for the Nature Conservancy (which owns the land). Feral pigs were eradicated from the island in 2006, and there had not been any surveys since then that we could find; in the few days we had we were trying to see what we could find. We are going back in the future for more surveys!

Well, not just sequencing, but descriptions too, I hope!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-01-08 12:29:43 CST (-0500)

Might be a good one to send on to Stephanie Jarvis. She is currently working on her Masters at SFSU, with her thesis on CA puffball species.

Was this an official collecting expedition under the auspices of a governmental organization?

iI’m pretty sure
By: zack mikalonis (zackm)
2013-01-08 12:07:19 CST (-0500)

that we did collect it, but the specimens from out trip are all with Christian, so I can’t be 100% positive. Assuming we did he will hopefully be able to sequence it!

nice, but…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-01-08 11:54:07 CST (-0500)

why didn’t you collect it???

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