Condition Report
Doc Long area
East side of Sandias
Saturday, 14 April, 2007
David & Terri Wallis
  • We returned to the same area visited during the last two weekends (see index)
  • There were 6-8 inches of fresh snow. Although air temp was well below freezing when we arrived, the day warmed quickly and the snow was melting noticably.


  • Along with the usual polypores and the ubiquitous orange jelly fungus Tremella mesenterica, we saw lots of Auricularia auricula (wood ears), and some Cryptoporus volvatus (common on dead piņon).
  • There may have been fungi on the ground prior to the snowfall, but probably not much. Give it another week or two.


  • No sightings of furry things, but lots of tracks in the fresh snow.
  • A Rufous-sided Towhee (not exactly uncommon, but nice to look at) was the only bird of note that we saw. We heard some chickadees and Steller's jays.
  • 2007 Hikes, Field Trips, & Condition Reports David & Seamus - click for 
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    dmw . 2007-04-14
  •       Photo of Terri - click for 
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    Seamus, Terri, & Cactus - click for 
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    Photo of Auricularia auricula - click for 
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