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FOCUS TOPICS:
  • FUNGI
  • NON-FLOWERING PLANTS
OTHER TOPICS:
  • Mosses
  • Liverworts
  • Coniferous Forests/Temperate Rainforest
    • Hemlock/Sitka Spruce
    • Douglas Fir
    • Spruce-Fir
    • Ponderosa Pine,
    • Pinyon Pine
    • Redwood
  • Biological Succession
  • Value of Biodiversity
  • Endangered Species Act (Spotted Owl, etc.)
ORGANISMS:
  • Mycetozoa – Slime Molds
  • Oomycetes – Water Molds
  • Microsporidia
  • Glomeromycota
  • Chytridiomycota – Allomyces
  • Zygomycota – Black Bread Mold (Rhizopus)
  • Saccharomycetes – Yeast
  • Leotiomycetes – Earth Tongues
  • Sordariomycetes – Flask Fungi
  • Pezizomycetes – Morels, Truffles, Cup Fungi
  • Urediniomycetes – Rusts
  • Ustilaginomycetes – Bunts, Corn Smut (Ustilago)
  • Heterobasidiomycetes – Jelly Fungi, Ear Fungus
  • Agaricales – Gill Mushrooms
  • Cantharellales – Chanterelles, Teeth Fungi
  • Boletales – Boletes
  • Aphyllophorales – Turkey Tail, Polypores
  • Stereales – Crust and Parchment Fungi
  • Thelephorales – Scaly Tooth
  • Geastrales – Earthstars
  • Lycoperdales – Puffballs
  • Tulostomatales – Stalked Puffballs
  • Nidulariales – Bird’s Nest Fungus
  • Phallales – Stinkhorns
  • Hymenogastrales – False Truffles
  • Bryopsida – Mosses


Image: Temperate rainforests can be found in Olympic National Park.
NPS Photo


Trip 5 - Northwest
  1. Agate Fossil Beds
  2. Fossil Butte
  3. Hagerman Fossil Beds
  4. John Day Fossil Beds
  5. Oregon Beer Festival
  6. Olympic National Park
  7. Mt. St. Helens
  8. Crater Lake
  9. Redwood National and State Parks
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Alternate Sites:

  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle
  • Humboldt State University Natural History Museum
Other Points of Interest:
  • Bonneville Salt Flats
  • Oregon Trail

  • Flickr Gallery for the Oregon Trail
  • The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey. Rinker Buck. 2015 [book]