FULL: Mushrooms, Monarchs & Lichens - Glorious Winter in the Fiscalini Ranch Forest
Location: Registrants will be informed of location
Docent: Al Normandin
Please join Al Normandin, a local naturalist, for a walk in the Ranch forest. To our surprise, the mushroom population is dwindling (some of it is waterlogged) so we're expanding the focus of the walk. Don't totally give up on the mushrooms though - hidden mushroom gems are still popping up - so be curious and notice colorful to forest-blending fungi. Al will also be talking about the amazing return of the monarchs and the proliferation of the fascinating lichens. Al is an authority on lichens, a complex life form that is a symbiotic partnership of two separate organisms, a fungus and an alga. There are many beautiful lichens in the Ranch forest!
Reminder: No foraging is allowed on Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. This is not a foraging or a "how to forage" but a nature appreciation walk.
Enjoy the beautiful scenery while strolling an easy 2 1/2 mile shady forest walk on trails with very little elevation change.The walk is free and open to the public by reservation only. Wear closed toe shoes and clothing that protects from poison oak. Children are welcome with adult supervision. No dogs please; rain cancels event.
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