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

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