Walk leaders Jack and Valery Baker.
Big turn out for this chanterelle hunt. I counted 5 species of chanterelle but people were mainly picking smooth chanterelles, black trumpets and cinnabar-red chanterelles. Over 50 species of mushrooms identified and many more left on the table before we called it a day.

Having flicked through Gary Lincoff’s “Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms” for quite a few years I always wonder how you find lots of these species. The answer is of course wait for a wet year and you will be stumbling across many colorful mushrooms like the Clavaria zollingeri and Cortinarius violaceus while picking bountiful chanterelles.

Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Identified by Jack Baker, Dick Dougall, Blaine Sanner, Scott Pavelle and Richard Jacob.

List of species found on the walk at Chanterelles at North Park:

Agaricus arvensis (Horse Mushroom),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Amanita frostiana (Frost’s Amanita),
Amanita fulva (Tawny Grisette),
Amanita onusta (),
Amanita rubescens (),
Amanita vaginata var. vaginata (Grisette),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Boletus frostii (Frost’s Bolete; Candy Apple Bolete),
Boletus parasiticus (Parasitic Bolete),
Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
Boletus vermiculosoides (),
Boletus viscidocorrugis (),
Calocera viscosa (Yellow Tuning Fork),
Cantharellus appalachiensis (Appalachian Chanterelle),
Cantharellus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar-red Chanterelle),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
Clavaria zollingeri (Violet coral),
Coltricia cinnamomea (),
Cortinarius violaceus (),
Craterellus fallax (Black Trumpet),
Daedalea quercina (Thick-maze Oak Polypore),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Hydnellum zonatum (),
Hygrophorus miniatus (Fading Scarlet Waxy-cap),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Hypomyces hyalinus (),
Inocybe tahquamenonensis (),
Laccaria amethystina (Amethyst Tallow-gill),
Lactarius corrugis (Corrugated-cap Milky),
Lactarius hygrophoroides (Hygrophorus Milky),
Lactarius quietus (),
Laetiporus cincinnatus (),
Leotia lubrica (),
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
Lycoperdon pyriforme (Pear-shaped Puffball),
Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena),
Neofavolus alveolaris (AKA Favolus alveolaris),
Polyporus squamosus (Pheasant Polypore),
Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar Red Polypore),
Russula crustosa (Green Quilt Russula),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Strobilomyces floccopus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Tremellodendron pallidum (Jellied False Coral),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Trichoglossum hirsutum (Velvety Earth-tongue),
Tylopilus felleus (Bitter Bolete),
Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceous (Violet Brown Bolete),
Tylopilus violatinctus (Pale Violet Bitter Bolete),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)