After the mushroom course in the morning attendees took a walk in the woods to see what they could find. It had been very dry in the run up to the class and hot and dry on the day so there was not a huge amount of variety. Despite the dry weather we did find quite a lot of honey mushroom and aborted entoloma’s. I have chosen Armillaria gallica, to represent the honey mushroom species because the two Armillaria species we have analysed were both found to be Armillaria gallica by DNA sequencing. Also the specimens we found had a bulbous base which is consistent with Armillaria gallica.

We saw a couple of other visitors to the park find some hen of the woods mushrooms but no one on our walk found any.

Species list entered by Fluff Berger.

List of species found on the walk at Classes and Walk at Harrison Hills:
[icon style=”camera”] Armillaria gallica (Honey Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
[icon style=”camera”] Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Entoloma abortivum (Aborted Entoloma),
[icon style=”camera”] Fomes fomentarius (Tinder Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
[icon style=”camera”] Grifola frondosa (Hen of the Woods / Sheep Head),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypholoma lateritium (Brick top),
[icon style=”camera”] Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
[icon style=”camera”] Leucopholiota decorosa (),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena inclinata (Clustered bonnet / oak-stump bonnet cap),
[icon style=”camera”] Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar Red Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
[icon style=”camera”] Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylaria longipes ()

Species not fully identified:
Russula sp.
Clitocybe sp.
Entoloma sp.