One week Bay Area MycoBlitz starts January 9

Greetings fellow mushroom lovers!

If you are in the Greater San Francisco / Monterey Bay Area, please consider participating in the upcoming MycoBlitz for the 2021 Tilden Fungus Fair.

This is a special event that I host every year at Tilden Nature Area in Berkeley. Due to the ongoing pandemic and shelter-in-place restrictions, this year's event will be virtual. And what would a mushroom fair be without specimens?

The idea is that folks will go out and "collect" specimens via iNat in the week leading up to the event, then during the event I will review the highlights of the mycoblitz and recognize the top observers, top identifiers, and most commonly observed species. I should warn: you there are prizes involved for the top collectors and identifiers.

To participate, simply go out in the project area beginning Saturday, January 9th and observe fungi! Remember to capture salient features such as the gills / hymenophore, stipe attachment, substrate, etc., so that we can identify them via photographs. Your observations will be automatically added to the project. Observations will end the morning of Saturday, Jan. 16th, just before the event begins.

Of course you are all invited to participate in the event itself. Zoom and YouTube links to follow.

Happy collecting!

@leptonia @damontighe @alan_rockefeller @flygrl67 @pdvmushroom @panadora @noah_siegel @douglassmith @dgreenberger @enter_the_void @catchang @leslie_flint @ocean_beach_goth @lorri-gong @antnat @debk @schwee @kueda @tiwane @pogon @else

Publicado por leftcoastnaturalist leftcoastnaturalist, 05 de enero de 2021


Great idea! I would participate if I did not live in SOCAL.

Publicado por bugornot hace alrededor de 2 años (Marca)

I'll see if I can remember how to see a mushroom.

Publicado por kueda hace alrededor de 2 años (Marca)

i embrace any excuse to get outside and shroom. thanks for the invite!

Publicado por ocean_beach_goth hace alrededor de 2 años (Marca)

That's a large project area. Does the "regular" fair usually cover that much ground?

Publicado por catchang hace alrededor de 2 años (Marca)

You might reach out to Dominic Fields- I have no idea what his iNat handle is, but he is a good fungi hunter. @damontighe might know. Did you mean to constrain the project to just a few users?

Publicado por catchang hace alrededor de 2 años (Marca)

@catchang Thanks for the catch on the users as an inclusion filter, that was an error on my part. And it's hard to say what the regular fair covers - I usually receive submissions from as far south as Santa Cruz and as far north as Fort Bragg, so I used a large generic place that was already defined so we potentially have a wider diversity of species to look at during the event.

Publicado por leftcoastnaturalist hace alrededor de 2 años (Marca)

@malacothrix tagging you in case you're interested in participating

Publicado por ocean_beach_goth hace alrededor de 2 años (Marca)

@malacothrix I didn't even know you were on here! Join us!

Publicado por leftcoastnaturalist hace alrededor de 2 años (Marca)

Love the idea, and love to see all the photos.

Publicado por douglassmith hace alrededor de 2 años (Marca)

Excellent! I will be here for the weekend but then in Humboldt

Publicado por malacothrix hace alrededor de 2 años (Marca)

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