Paul Wilson will lead a walk for the Northcoast Chapter on Saturday 4 June, 9:00 to maybe 3:00. Meet inside Redwood Park beyond 14th Street, into the Community Forest, in Arcata. Bring lunch, water, hand lens, paper packets or envelopes.
While beginner trips and slideshows take a break over the summer, we will have some days when people will gather at Cal State University Northridge. For now, we’ve set aside 23 June and 21 July, but check the events menu on the webpage for possible additional Microscope Days. We are planning on working from 9:00-4:00, but if you are trying to dodge traffic, just tell us. This is a leaderless gathering. There will be no prepared presentation. Instead, we can bring our own bryos to share and to key out. Kids and other beginners should be accompanied by intermediate (or advanced) bryologists. Parking on campus costs $6, off campus is free if you want to walk a few blocks. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Run for Office
Every year we have an election. Terms are for two years starting the 1 January. This fall we will be voting on candidates for the offices of “Field-trip Director” and “Secretary” (explained in the Standing Rules). If you wish to run, fill out the LINKED FORM. Furthermore, many local chapters lack a liaison (see Contacts); to volunteer, email email@example.com.
Tentative Species List from SO BE FREE in Sonoma County
During SO BE FREE 21, 18-21 March 2016, we recorded the following species. Location codes (given in parentheses) are cyo=camp, ar=Armstrong Redwoods, au=Austin Creek, fc=Finley Cove, bg=Bohemian Grove, hg=Harrison Grade. Please email additions and corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The shower has ended. I agree to follow you
beyond the alders, the sun, and salmonberry.
The wind is chilly; it’s unpredictable; it sways
the licorice ferns. A moment later, it dangles
plum blossoms, then sprays its damp air on us. Yeah,
I see drab, disheveled Plagiomnium venustum
embroidered in the crook of that maple limb.
Bulbous is (was) the water drop rolling down
the bark inundating leaves. Rotifers resurrect
in newly formed cubic millimeter pools. Below them:
hormones in cell walls begin signaling; receptors
acquiescing; phosphorylation redesigns proteins,
enzymes inspect pedestrian amino groups. RNA
messengers are bustling, fussing over ribosomes.
Mighty the chloroplasts! After some stumbling steps,
clocked rhythms enlist chlorophyll-binding proteins.
Cytosol surges against cell walls. Nanomechanical
children, come listen. Detect sounds of molecules
motoring, transporting freight along microtubules,
my friend residing in Salem paints only still-life.