It was a hot day and the majority of he people signed up for the walk either canceled ahead of time or did not show. The grandmother/grandson couple that did received a personal guided tour Phipps run and Panther Hollow Lake looking for mushrooms and slime molds.
Find of the day for me was the Mycoacia uda crust mushroom. A totally unexpected find from picking up a random stick that showed a bit of color on a walk up the hill on the way back to the Phipps front lawn. Although the common name for this yellow toothy fungus is pale yellow splash tooth it is often bright yellow. A drop of ammonia or potassium hydroxide on the crust results in quick and strong purple reaction. This species has only been reported once before in the club’s area and has not been identified on a club walk. A very pleasant surprise to the end of a hot day.
List of species found on the walk at 2021 Phipps BioBlitz:
(Spring Agrocybe), Agrocybe praecox
(Mayapple Rust), Allodus podophylli
(Coral Slime), Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa
(Flat Crep), Crepidotus applanatus
(Carbon Balls), Daldinia childiae
(), Hemitrichia clavata
(Brown-toothed Crust Fungus), Hydnoporia olivacea
(Straw-colored Fiber-head), Inocybe rimosa
(Carbon Cushion, Brittle Cinder), Kretzschmaria deusta
(), Leucogloea compressa
(Wolf’s Milk Slime), Lycogala epidendrum
(The Lawn Mowers Mushroom), Panaeolus foenisecii
(Locust polypore), Perenniporia robiniophila
(Red-Cracked Bolete)Species not currently on clubs life list: Xerocomellus chrysenteron
As yet unidentified crust.