Neither threat of storm nor sweltering heat would hinder our hikers! Expecting to find chanterelles under the mature oaks, we were surprised (and disappointed) to find none at all. A few tiny species of Marasmioid fungi were admired by all, and larger fungi were beat up by slugs, heat and rain. One dried and partly decayed specimen was discovered to be a food cache of nuts for a chipmunk or squirrel!

Species list entered by Fluff Berger.

List of species found on the walk at Audubon Greenway with Allegheny Land Trust (ALT):

[icon style=”camera”] Amanita flavorubescens (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita amerirubescens (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita vaginata var. vaginata (Grisette),
[icon style=”camera”] Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Biscogniauxia atropunctata (Hypoxylon canker),
[icon style=”camera”] Baorangia bicolor (),
[icon style=”camera”] Bovista pila (Tumbling Puffball),
[icon style=”camera”] Crucibulum laeve (White-egg Bird’s-nest Fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Diatrype stigma (),
[icon style=”camera”] Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius quietus var incanus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Tetrapyrgos nigripes (),
[icon style=”camera”] Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
[icon style=”camera”] Marasmius sullivantii (),
[icon style=”camera”] Megacollybia rodmanii (Platterful Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
[icon style=”camera”] Parasola plicatilis (Japanese Umbrella Inky),
[icon style=”camera”] Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Boletus subluridellus
Phellinus sp.
Russula sp. (pink cap)
Lactarius sp. (2 cm white cap and stem, margin inrolled, thin, close gills, white latex, slightly tannic to taste, context bruising pink)
Agaricus species (2 cm cap, slightly darkened in center, no smell, thin 5cm. stem, no ring, basal bulb, chocolate brown gills)
Amanita species (1.5 cm off white cap, off white patches, radial lines at edge, no ring, thin white stem, white gills (picked w/out regard for base)