Field Trip Report
East side of Sandias
Saturday, 17 April 2o1o
Field Trip began at o9:oo
We began at the parking
lot at Doc
Long's and walked up the Bill Spring Trail, visiting an elevation range
of 73oo-78oo ft.
From the intersection of NM Hwys 14 & 536 at San Antonito,
head west on the Sandia Crest Rd (536). The Doc Long parking lot is
approximately 2 miles from the intersection.
Sandias (Labels are
based on Sandia Grid ver 1. Doc
Long's is designated MH3440.)
Getting there from
Abq or SF
Stream was running energetically along
Bill Spring Trail. There was still a bit of residual snow in shaded areas.
We walked through running water and mud. Trail was clear of
Rain on Friday and early Saturday morning had left the area
nice and moist. Precipitation had ceased by the time we arrived at Doc
Long's. The temprature was probably in high 40's througout the hike.
The scouting trip on Thursday revealed one Discina and lots of
The field trip itself produced abundant
Auricularia (wood ears), a fair amount of Tremella
mesenterica or Witches' Butter (an orange jelly fungus). Linda found
the only agarics, some LBMs, fruiting in some leaf litter.
We also found a few small Peziza specimens, and Terri discovered a
nice Myxomycete (slime mold).
Field Trip Description