About 20 people showed up for delightful Fall weather at Chatham’s remote farm campus. It was a mix of Chatham students and WPMC members. Conditions were relatively dry and large mushrooms were relatively sparse on the ground, but we still found good diversity.

We had a great team of identifiers: Jim Tunney, Sarah Banach, Judith Mackenroth, Stephen Bucklin, Bob Boziljevac, and your correspondent, La Monte H.P. Yarroll. Everybody put in a great effort to identify as many collections as we could.

Judith Mackenroth introduced me to Trichaptum subchartaceum, a Violet Tooth which is much larger and more flexible than the familiar T. biforme.

Species list entered by La Monte Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at Chatham’s Eden Hall:

Amanita amerifulva (American Orange-Brown Ringless Amanita),
Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Conocybe filaris (Deadly Conocybe),
Daedalea quercina (Thick-maze Oak Polypore),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Diatrype stigma (),
Ganoderma lobatum (Soft Artist’s Conk),
Ganoderma sessile (),
Gloeoporus dichrous (),
Grifola frondosa (Hen of the Woods / Sheep Head),
Gyroporus castaneus (Chestnut Bolete),
Hericium erinaceus (Bearded Tooth),
Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
Hymenopellis furfuracea (),
Hypocrea gelatinosa (),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Lactarius piperatus (),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Marasmius cohaerens (Fused Mushroom),
Mycena crocea (Walnut Mycena),
Mycena epipterygia (Yellow-stalked Fairy-helmet),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Omphalotus illudens (Jack-o’-lantern),
Oxyporus populinus (Mossy Maple Polypore),
Panaeolus foenisecii (The Lawn Mowers Mushroom),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Pholiota squarrosoides (),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Pluteus longistriatus (Pleated Pluteus),
Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
Radulomyces copelandii (Asian beauty),
Russula compacta (Firm Russula),
Russula silvicola (Dry Woods Russula),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum gausapatum (Bleeding Oak Crust),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Trichaptum subchartaceum (),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xerocomellus chrysenteron (Red-Cracked Bolete),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers),
Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Amanita crenulata
Possibly Postia ptychogaster
(Pholiotina rugosa = Conocybe filaris)