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.
  • Directions:

  • 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.
  • Maps:

  • 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 snowbanks.
  • 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 desiccated Auricularia.
  • 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).
  • Participants
  • Field Trip Description
    dmw . 2o16-o2-25

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