Brandwein Institute Programs

Local Programs and Field Studies: Herbarium At Rutgers Creek

Fungal Inventory Finds New Species

Download the latest list (9/14/06) of species found on the Brandwein Institute site of the Rutgers Creek Wildlife Conservancy by members of the New Jersey Mycological Association.

Brandwein Institute president John (Jack) Padalino asked the New Jersey Mycological Association to conduct a fungal inventory of RCWC and offered the Institute's assistance with the project. The inventory was initiated in 2000 and has continued o­n an annual basis with five forays each year since.

A PDF version of the Fungus Herbarium List is available for download. (A shorter alphabetical list of species is also available. Both files are in .pdf format.)

Members of the New Jersey Mycological Association at the Brandwein InstituteMembers of the New Jersey Mycological Association at the Brandwein Institute

The results of the NJMA research is housed in the Raymond M. Fatto Herbarium, Rutgers Creek Wildlife Conservancy, at the headquarters of the Brandwein Institute. It is named to honor the NJMA member who initiated the o­ngoing project and has since passed away.

The Institute manages Rutgers Creek Wildlife Conservancy (RCWC), an outdoor learning laboratory for long term ecological research where educators and scientists develop and improve field science programs in natural systems and environmental science.

RCWC is a 72-acre tract which has a history of human interaction with the natural world and is therefore comprised of diverse habitats - some relatively mature deciduous forest areas, successional deciduous woods, brushy areas, and hay fields, all bisected by Rutgers Creek. It is located about two miles north of High Point State Park o­n the Minisink Turnpike, Greenville, Orange County, New York. The mini-conservancy has been surveyed for amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and vascular plants.