Species list from Black Friday walk at Hartwood Acres on 11/24/2017

About 15 people spent the morning hunting for bargains err mushrooms in Hartwood acres. The weather was clear which meant a cool start but it warmed up nicely by lunchtime. Nothing was really in abundance but there was a good mixture of species found from small ascomycetes to larger mushrooms. Standouts were Cudoniella acicularis (Oak Pin), identified by Adam Haritan that had not been previously identified by the club and a solitary beautiful Parrot mushroom. Other species of note was Radulomyces copelandii (Asian beauty) an invasive species. There were a number of edible mushrooms brought to the table: Brick tops, Blewits and late fall oysters along with some other species that were past their prime. Finally quite a few crust and parchment mushrooms were brought in and identified.

Species identified by Sarah Banach, Adam Haritan, Richard Jacob Judy Mackenroth, John Plischke III and Jim Wasik. Species list entered by Richard Jacob.

List of species found on the walk at Black Friday walk at Hartwood Acres:
Ascocoryne sarcoides (Purple Jelly Drops),
Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups),
Clitocybe subconnexa (),
Clitocybe nuda (Blewit),
Cudoniella acicularis (),
Daedalea quercina (Thick-maze Oak Polypore),
Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
Diatrype stigma (),
Exidia recisa (Brown jelly roll),
Galerina marginata (),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Gliophorus psittacinus (Parrot Mushroom),
Gloeoporus dichrous (),
Hemitrichia serpula (),
Hericium erinaceus (Bearded Tooth),
Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
Hymenochaete tabacina (Northern Brown Crust),
Hypholoma lateritium (Brick top),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Ischnoderma resinosum (Resinous Polypore),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Lycogala terrestre (),
Morganella pyriformis (Pear-shaped Puffball),
Nectria cinnabarina (Coral Spot Fungus),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Panellus serotinus (Late Fall Oyster),
Peniophora albobadia (Giraffe spots),
Phlebia radiata (),
Phyllotopsis nidulans (Mock Oyster),
Radulomyces copelandii (Asian beauty),
Resupinatus applicatus (Black Jelly Oyster),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Schizopora paradoxa (),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Scutellinia setosa (),
Serpula lacrimans (Dry rot),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy bracket),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Tremella foliacea (Jelly Leaf),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tubaria furfuracea (Fringed Tubaria),
Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Species not identified to species level:
Psathyrella sp.
Phellinus sp
Mycena sp.

Rather than using the species name Trametes elegans I have used Trametes gibbosa.
I identified Scutellinia setosa using a microscope looking at spores from the same location a couple of weeks ago but I forgot the specimen home to check but I presume that it is the same thing.

Species list from Mingo Creek County Park on 11/18/2017

Eight intrepid folks braved the cold November rain to join us at Mingo Creek Park, some coming from as far away as Akron and Rochester!
We explored stands of Norway Spruce as well as mixed hardwood areas.
Species identified by Club Identifiers Jared White, John Plischke, and Sarah Banach. Species list entered by Jared White.

List of species found on the walk at Mingo Creek County Park:
Armillaria gallica (Honey Mushroom),
Ascocoryne sarcoides (Purple Jelly Drops),
Auricularia auricula (Tree-ear / Wood Ear),
Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups),
Bjerkandera adusta (Smoky Polypore),
Bovista pila (Tumbling Puffball),
Chlorociboria aeruginascens (Blue-green Stain),
Clitocybe clavipes (Fat-footed Clitocybe),
Clitocybe nuda (Blewit),
Exidia recisa (Brown jelly roll),
Galerina marginata (Deadly galerina),
Helvella crispa (White Saddle),
Laccaria laccata (Common Laccaria; Deceiver Laccaria),
Lenzites betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore),
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
Morganella pyriformis (Pear-shaped Puffball),
Panellus serotinus (Late Fall Oyster),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phaeolus schweinitzii (Dyer’s pollypore or velvet-top fungus),
Pholiota spumosa (),
Plicaturopsis crispa (),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
Poronidulus conchifer (),
Resupinatus applicatus (Black Jelly Oyster),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes conchifer (),
Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy bracket),
Trametes hirsuta (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore)

Species list from Robin Hill Park on 11/11/2017

Around 24 enthusiastic people came out in freezing temperatures. The usual fall amber jelly and crowded parchment were seen. Although there were some surprises. John Plischke III found Chroogomphus with white pine (which was exciting for me (Sarah Banach) because I can dye fabric a pink/red with them.) John Plischke III, Adam Haritan, Jared White and Sarah Banach identified the mushrooms. Species list entered by Sarah Banach.

List of species found on the walk at Robin Hill Park:
Abortiporus biennis ()
Armillaria gallica (Honey Mushroom)
Cerrena unicolor (Mossy Maze Polypore)
Chroogomphus vinicolor (),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore)
Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls)
Exidia recisa (Brown jelly roll)
Galerina marginata (Deadly galerina)
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk)
Ganoderma lucidum (Ling Chi)
Hymenochaete tabacina (Northern Brown Crust)
Hypholoma fasciculare ()
Hypholoma lateritium ()
Ischnoderma resinosum (Resinous Polypore)
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf)
Lenzites betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore)
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime)
Lycoperdon perlatum ()
Morganella pyriforme ()
Lyophyllum decastes (Fried Chicken Mushroom)
Panellus serotinus (Late Fall Oyster)
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus
bitter oyster)
Peniophora albobadia (Giraffe spots)
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore)
Phellinus robiniae (Cracked cap polypore
Locust polypore)
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom)
Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore)
Polyporus brumalis (Winter polypore)
Neofavolus alveolaris ()
Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle
Pheasant Polypore)
Psathyrella candolleana ()
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill)
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment)
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail)
Suillus americanus (American Slippery Jack; Chicken Fat Suillus)
Poronidulus conchifer (AKA Poronidulus conchifer)
Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy bracket)
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail)
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore)
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)
Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

November-December Newsletter has been published.

Our final bimonthly newsletter of the year, November December has been sent out electronically and by post to all our members. This edition contains reports on the NAMA and Lincoff forays, photos from the annual photo contest, introductions to the 2018 board members and lots more. If you have something to contribute please contact Cecily Franklin. You can also download the newsletter directly.

Species list from Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus on 10/28/2017

A very wet and rainy day at Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus. Eight of us meet at the main campus parking lot before walking down a trail into the woods. We found a wide range of species and with the recent rain we’re starting to see gilled mushrooms again.

Despite mainly staying on the trail some members managed to pick up a lot of ticks which was quite unusual. This may be due to the time of year and the weather or it could be particular to the location and the number of deer on campus. Either way no fun for anyone.

Species list entered by Richard Jacob.

List of species found on the walk at Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus:
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups),
Clitocybe subconnexa (),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Cyathus striatus (Splash Cups),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Entoloma abortivum (Aborted Entoloma),
Exidia recisa (Brown jelly roll),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Gloeoporus dichrous (),
Gymnopus dryophilus (),
Hypholoma lateritium (Brick top),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Ischnoderma resinosum (Resinous Polypore),
Irpex lacteus (),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Lenzites betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore),
Morganella pyriformis (Pear-shaped Puffball),
Mycena galericulata (Common Mycena; Rosy-gill Fairy-helmet),
Mycena luteopallens (Walnut Mycena),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Pholiota limonella (),
Plicaturopsis crispa (),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Poronidulus conchifer (),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Sparassis americana (Cauliflower Mushroom),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Tremella mesenterica (Witches’ Butter)
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xylaria cubensis (),
Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Stropharia sp.

Pictures by Richard Jacob. Some of the pictures are a bit blury or soft focus due to water on the lens as it was raining for most of the walk.

Species list from Dead Man’s Hollow on 10/21/2017

We had 35 people turn out for this last joint WPMC-ALT walk of the year. This was strictly a survey with no collecting for food. We mostly found fungi growing on wood with very little directly on the ground. The weather had a slight chill, but I had to remove my jacket during identification.

The instructions on the web site were wrong, so a few people went to the wrong side of the park. Richard Jacob picked up a couple. Identifier Sarah Banach was among the misdirected who eventually found us. She helped Richard and La Monte with identification.

Richard has been doing his homework, which includes microscopy and DNA barcoding, and tells us that the small orange eyelash cup we find is actually Scutellinia subhirtella, not S. setosa that we’ve been calling it for years.

The Stemonits splendens had lost enough spores that we could tell under a hand lens that the columnella did not extend all the way to the end of the sporangium. This allowed us to get a positive ID without microscopy.

Species list entered by La Monte H.P. Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at Dead Man’s Hollow:
Arcyria denudata (Pink Carnival Candy Slime),
Armillaria gallica (Honey Mushroom),
Coprinus lagopides (),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
Datronia mollis (),
Diatrype stigma (),
Ganoderma lobatum (Soft Artist’s Conk),
Gloeoporus dichrous (),
Grifola frondosa (Hen of the Woods / Sheep Head),
Hapalopilus nidulans (Tender Nesting Polypore),
Hypoxylon multiforme (),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Lentinellus ursinus (),
Lenzites betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore),
Multiclavula mucida (),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar Red Polypore),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Scutellinia subhirtella (Orange Eyelash Cup),
Serpula lacrimans (Dry rot),
Stemonitis splendens (Chocolate Tube Slime),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy bracket),
Trametes hirsuta (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Trichia favoginea (),
Xylaria cornu-damae (),
Xylaria cubensis (),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers),
Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Lepiota sp. (Cap 10cm edge to edge, gills white free close, no annulus, base of stalk missing, on wood)

 

Species list from October meeting on 10/17/2017

Election night and Photo contest night! Specimens were local along with a number collected by Garrett Taylor in Cook Forest State Park and places between North WPA and Pittsburgh.

Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Species identified by Garrett Taylor, La Monte Yarroll and others.

List of species found on the walk at October meeting:
Agaricus placomyces (Eastern Flat Topped Agaricus),
Amanita vaginata var. vaginata (Grisette),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Crepidotus crocophyllus (),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Gloeoporus dichrous (),
Gymnopus subnudus (),
Ischnoderma resinosum (Resinous Polypore),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Lenzites betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore),
Lepiota cristata (Malodorous Lepiota),
Peniophora albobadia (Giraffe spots),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Pluteus chrysophlebius (),
Psathyrella candolleana (),
Pseudocolus fusiformis (Stinky Squid),
Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar Red Polypore),
Russula compacta (Firm Russula),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail)
Trichoderma avellaneum (),

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Hymenopellis sp.
Russula so.
Marasmius sp.
Rhodocollybia sp,
Clitocybe sp.
Armillaria sp.
Ampulloclitocybe clavipes – found in NY state.

2017 WPMC Photo Contest Results

WPMC Photography Chair Rebecca Miller has once again judged our annual Photo Contest and selected the following winners in four categories.  Here they are, in the order they were announced:

Pictorial

  • First Place: Sarah Banach, Pholiota
  • Second Place: Jennifer Bechak, Chicken of the woods
  • Third Place: Kris Murawski, Amanita

Documentary

  • First Place: Richard Jacob, Xeromphalina campanella
  • Second Place: Cecily Franklin, Lycoperdon perlatum with cone
  • Third Place: Dick Dougall, Amanita banningana

Judge’s Option

  • First Place:  Patty Houck, Calostoma cinnabarinum
  • Second Place: Lynn Gill, Pholiotas (2 photos)
  • Third Place: Beth Dinger, Brown mushroom at Preston Park
  • Fourth Place: Ron Hilton, Red eft on Megacollybia rodmani

The Fun in Fungi

  • First Place: Gordon Bailey & Justyna Ausareny, Mushroom Mania
  • Second Place: David Zehner, Big Morel
  • Third Place: John Stuart, Psychedelic mushrooms in Chihuly glass

 

Our thanks to everyone who entered, and to Rebecca for serving as Judge.  Other photo entries will be featured in future newsletters. The winners are here and we will add the other entries at a later date.

Election results 2017

At the October 17 monthly meeting of the WPMC, the following Officers were elected for next year:

President – Cecily Franklin
Vice President – Adam Haritan
Secretary – Ann ‘Fluff’ Berger
North American Mycological Association (NAMA) Trustee La Monte Yarroll
Treasurer – Barbara DeRiso

The NAMA Trustee position is a two year position and La Monte Yarroll enters into his second year of the position.

We would like to thank Richard Jacob the retiring President for serving the maximum term of three years as President and as a board member for five years for his work towards the club.

Species list from Fern Hollow Nature Center on 10/14/2017

Here is a list of species found after the mushroom lecture at Fern Hollow Nature Center.

Species list entered by Fluff Berger.

List of species found on the walk at Fern Hollow Nature Center:
Akanthomyces aculeatus (),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Crepidotus mollis (Jelly Crep/Soft Stumpfoot),
Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
Diatrype stigma (),
Ischnoderma resinosum (Resinous Polypore),
Marasmiellus candidus (),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phlebia tremellosa (),
Phyllotopsis nidulans (Mock Oyster),
Piptoporus betulinus (Birch Polypore),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy bracket),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Coprinoid sp.
Geoglossum sp.