CNPS x BYLT: Fungi Diversity Hike at Yuba Rim Trail

WHEN: February 1st 2020 9am-1pm RAIN OR SHINE!
WHERE: Yuba Rim Trailhead is located on Marysville Rd, about 3/4 miles west of the Bullard’s Bar dam and about 5 miles east of Dobbins, CA. Parking is across the street from the quarry. Look for the big sign. More info:
COST: Free, Suggested donation $5
BRING: Water, snacks, weather gear, especially footwear since the trail is likely to be muddy. Also suggested are a pocket knife, hand lens, a notebook, a cell phone with the iNaturalist app installed

Yuba Rim trail is a fungal hot spot due to a high diversity of ecotypes, Ponderosa Pine stands, Oak woodlands, Mixed Conifer Forests, Manzanita/Ceanothus chaparral, and last but not least, the Tanoak/Madrone complex that makes the Bullard’s Bar area a unique enclave of fungal species. We will discuss issues facing native fungi, ethics, safety, and identification, and highlight the relationships between plants and fungi from decomposition to the mycorrhizal network. Relationships that the entire ecosystem is reliant upon.

If you have any questions, contact / (530) 272-5994 x 207

This hiking series is led by the Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society with support from the Bear Yuba Land Trust. From February – May 2020, we will be offering weekly (almost) field trips to various locales in western Placer and Nevada Counties. The hikes will cover a variety of botanical topics that were selected to follow the seasonal development of our various ecosystems. Early hikes will concentrate on lower elevations and early spring plant phenomena and will ramp up into full blown wildflower season. So come to one, a few, or all of the dates and join us on an immersive educational hiking series.

All are welcome to join our Facebook Group where we will be posting recaps and pictures and having discussions about the plant phenomena we will be observing. Its also a great place to post your requests for IDs and gardening tips and have your questions be answered by our knowledgeable chapter members.

**All hikes are rain or shine. Some may require pre-registration. Dates and Locations may change.**

Feb 1 – Fungi Diversity – Yuba Rim Trail, Dobbins, CA
Feb 15 – Ferns – Independence Trail, Nevada City, CA
Feb 22 – Galls – Kenny Ranch Trail, Grass Valley, CA
Feb 29 – Spring Fungi – Hidden Falls Regional Park, Auburn, CA
Mar 7 – Native Trees and Shrubs – McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA
Mar 14 – Native Trees and Shrubs – Yewei’im Bom Trail, Nevada City, CA
Mar 21 – Wildflowers – American State Recreation Area or nearby, Auburn, CA
Mar 28 – Native Trees and Shrubs – Cascade Canal Trail, Nevada City, CA
Apr 4 – Wildflowers – Steven’s Trail, Colfax, CA
Apr 11 – Wildflowers – Euchre Bar, Alta, CA
Apr 18 – Geophytes – Spenceville Wildlife Area, Penn Valley, CA
May 2 – Wildflowers – Table Mountain, Oroville, CA
May 9 – Rare Plant Hunt – Cascade Canal Trail, Nevada City, CA


Shane Hanofee is a passionate amateur botanist and mycologist devoted to learning about and caring for the plants and fungi of California and more specifically, Nevada and Placer counties. He spends his free time hiking, gardening, and volunteering for local conservation groups. He is a CA certified Naturalist and Master Gardener.

Several dates will have co-leaders TBD.