The NYFA Board met in Cooperstown on April 18 to discuss future projects, field trips, workshops and other issues. Their annual members meeting will be on Sunday May 5th beginning with a tour of Nelson Swamp. See our web page on field trips for more information. The day began with a field trip to Table Rocks at the campus of Hartwick College in Oneonta where we were joined by bryologist Dr. Sean Robinson from SUNY Oneonta who helped identify the mosses. A great time was had by all.
Table Rocks is located on the slopes above the Science Building but permission is needed to access the site.
Steve Daniel showed us an example of the green stain fungus in wood, Chlorociboria aeruginacens.
Outside the science building we saw a naturalized population of Bellis perennis, English daisy, one of two flowering plants we saw that day. The other was colt’s foot, another European import. With the delayed flowering season we are having this spring it was great to see anything blooming!