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Perspectives on three years of mushroom monitoring in the Santa Cruz Mountains
Date Thursday February 18
Time 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorSanta Cruz Museum of Natural History
Location Details
Online event. Register here:
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2/18 Long-term lessons: Perspectives on three years of mushroom monitoring in the Santa Cruz Mountains with Christian Schwarz

Thursday, February 18 | 5-6 p.m.
Free
Zoom webinar link shared upon registration.

As mushroom hunters, we enjoy traveling far and wide, bouncing from place to place and following the rains to stay with the season. But what happens when we focus on revisiting the same small areas whether there has been rain or not? And what if we take it a step further, and rather than just harvesting chanterelles or photographing the flashiest species, we take the time to pay attention to everything, counting individual fruitbodies and keeping track of changes from year to to year?

Christian Schwarz has been undertaking just such an effort for the past three years, supported by a grant from the Save the Redwoods League, and this year, some of his survey transects were burned in the CZU Lightning Complex fires. Join the Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History and the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History to hear what discoveries, lessons, and patterns have emerged from this ambitious project.

About the speaker

Christian Schwarz is a naturalist currently living in Santa Cruz, the land of milk (caps) and honey (mushrooms). He studied Ecology and Evolution at UCSC, and now spends his time photographing, teaching about, collecting, and researching macrofungi. He is coauthor of Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast. Fungi satisfy his curiosity with their seemingly endless forms – from the grotesque to the bizarre to the sublimely beautiful. Besides dabbling in mushroom taxonomy, he loves fish, plants, nudibranchs, moths, and dragonflies. He is passionate about citizen science, especially iNaturalist.


Watch past presentations from Christian:

Data is Not the Destination
https://www.santacruzmuseum.org/lecture-data-is-not-the-destination-with-christian-schwarz/

Macabre Mushrooms: Ghouls of the Woods
https://www.santacruzmuseum.org/macabre-mushrooms/
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