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.
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.