Guest speaker was Judy Mackenroth who gave an introduction to dying with mushrooms.
The highlight for me was the extraordinary Xylaria collected by Cecily Franklin that looks like a Dr. Suess bush. It has long, branching, sterile stems with bulbous fruits on the end. I still have no name for this oddity.
Several of the new names in our list are due to Garrett Taylor.

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

List of species found on the walk at August 2017 Monthly Meeting:
Amanita bisporigera (Destroying Angel),
Amanita brunnescens (Cream Colored Cleft-foot Amanita),
Amanita cokeri (Coker’s Amanita),
Amanita vaginata var. vaginata (Grisette),
Armillaria ostoyae (),
Aureoboletus innixus (Clustered Brown Bolete),
Boletus parasiticus (AKA Pseudoboletus parasiticus),
Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
Camarops petersii (Dog Nose fungus),
Gloeophyllum sepiarium (Yellow-red Gill Polypore),
Gyroporus castaneus (Chestnut Bolete),
Hymenopellis furfuracea (),
Hymenopellis incognita (),
Ischnoderma resinosum (Resinous Polypore),
Lactarius deceptivus (),
Lactarius peckii (),
Lactarius piperatus var. glaucescens (),
Leccinum longicurvipes (),
Lentinellus ursinus (),
Lycoperdon pyriforme (AKA Morganella pyriformis),
Marasmius nigrodiscus (),
Marasmius siccus (),
Omphalotus illudens (Jack-o’-lantern),
Parasola plicatilis (Japanese Umbrella Inky),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Russula compacta (Firm Russula),
Russula modesta (),
Tricholomopsis decora (Decorated Mop)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Amanita rhacopus (),
Hydropus fuliginarius (),
Leccinum rubropunctatus (),
Leccinum sp.
Psathyrella sp.
Russula densifolia (),
Xylaria “Dr. Suess”