This well-deserved award will help Gavin examine the convergent evolution of regulatory sequences that control sexually dimorphic traits. Congratulations!
After a miserable previous season, with not a mushroom in sight, we were relieved to find plenty of mushrooms this time around. Well, maybe not “plenty”, but enough for a very nice dinner. Moby has found a perfect matsutake (Tricholoma magnivelare), and Emily found the rare cauliflower mushroom (Sparassis crispa). Beginners luck, I say. We also got a good haul of black trumpets, winter chanterelles, and angel wings, with a few hedgehog mushrooms and candy caps sprinkled in. No leftovers this time!
Mark the date – Sunday January 11. There’s been plenty of rain on the coast so far, so we have reasons to be optimistic about the harvest!
Emily Kay is joining our lab, having done some wonderful work in rodents. Emily seemed surprised to hear that 20 days is a long generation time. I am sure that will change.
It’s a miracle – Judy managed to get the whole lab together on the same day. Never worked for me… maybe she should be in charge of organizing all lab activities from now on?
We had a great hike in Desolation Wilderness, culminating in a pleasantly cool (sic) swim in Lake of the Woods. We even got caught in a rare summer rainstorm on the way back.