Walk leader Richard Jacob. I don’t think there has been a mushroom walk at Brady’s Run Park before and the group of 20 or so members, new and old, explored a part of the park on a very warm Saturday morning. We started up a steep hill that on to a ridge path to a plateau at the top. We found quite a variety of species considering how dry and hot it has been. Not many specimens were found on the actual ridge path but we could see that the slopes were a very nice mushroom environment with oak and moss covered ground. Quite a few species were collected at the base of the slopes alongside a stream as this area was still quite damp.

Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Identifications by Richard Jacob and La Monte Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at Brady’s Run Park:
Amanita rubescens (Blusher),
Arcyria cinerea (White Carnival Candy Slime),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Baorangia bicolor (Red-and-yellow Bolete; Bicolor Bolete),
Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
Bondarzewia berkeleyi (Berkeley’s Polypore),
Bulgaria inquinans (Black Jelly Drops),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Crepidotus applanatus (),
Craterellus fallax (Black Trumpet),
Fomitopsis spraguei (Green Cheese Polypore),
Galiella rufa (Hairy Rubber Cup),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
Hapalopilus nidulans (Tender Nesting Polypore),
Hortiboletus campestris (Field Bolete),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Inonotus dryadeus (),
Lactarius deceptivus (),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Lenzites betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Marasmius opacus (),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful mushroom),
Meripilus sumstinei (Black-staining Polypore),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Polyporus mori (),
Polyporus varius (Elegant polypore),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Russula silvicola (Dry Woods Russula),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Sparassis americana (Cauliflower Mushroom),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Tetrapyrgos nigripes (Black-footed Marasmus),
Trametes elegans (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Tylopilus felleus (Bitter Bolete),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore)

We also found Honey mushroom rhizomorphs.

Pictures by Richard Jacob