Owned By: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)
User Group: Collection- Species List of Florida Gulf Coast University
Admin Group: Collection- Species List of Florida Gulf Coast University .admin
Summary: The project is a collection of Fungi (mostly Basidiomycota—>Agaricales) found at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida and documented on mushroomobserver.org as a part of a research survey conducted by Benjamin Dion.
Locations within the “Florida Gulf Coast University” location could be split up into 4 sub-locations:
1. The FGCU Nature Trails (featuring old growth live oak hammocks ecotoned with both dry scrub slash pine and saw palmetto habitat, and swampy bald cypress domes).
2. Main campus, in planters and grassy areas around and between buildings. FGCU is mostly xeroscaped with native plants (>90% of plants on campus are native), and the physical plant uses miracle grow potting soil mix and Melaleuca quinquivera mulch. Areas are irrigated via drip irrigation systems.
3. The FGCU Food Forest, the 1/2 acre permculture garden featuring 50 varieties of fruit trees and over a dozen perennial greens. The garden features a wide variety of organic matter and is mulched with a variety of tree types sourced from local tree trimmers.
4. The property around the perimeter of FGCU’s main campus (also full of invasive-exotic trees), which was previously logged throughout the 70s (remnants of railroad tracks still remain), and has had various cattle leases for decades. This property is set to be developed into condos and small boutiques within the next few years.
For more information about Florida Gulf Coast University, visit these links:
Created: 2015-09-22 21:09:28 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2015-10-02 10:11:25 CDT (-0400)